A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
This study shows that Scandinavian object shift and so-called A-scrambling
in the continental Germanic languages are the same, and aims at providing
an account of the variation that we find with respect to this phenomenon by
combining certain aspects of the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory.
More specifically, it is claimed that representations created by a
simplified version of the computational system of human language CHL are
evaluated in an optimality theoretic fashion by taking recourse to a very
small set of output constraints.