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.
Within linguistics, discourse linguistics has now become established as a
sub-discipline dealing with supratextual meaning relations and historically
and culturally based knowledge. A large number of individual studies have
been presented and the theoretical discussion is well advanced. What is
still lacking, however, is a soundly-based methodology, which is where this
volume comes in. The contributors present and discuss various investigative