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.
The case studies in this book are based on transcripts of classroom
interaction in nine different countries. In each chapter, the first author
explains the specific context and through a theoretical and/or experiential
perspective interprets the transcript data. The data are then
re-interpreted by other authors in the book, illustrating the complexity
and richness of interpretation and creating a dialogue among the book’s
contributors. At the end of each chapter, readers are then invited with
assistance to join in the conversation by providing their own
interpretations of other transcript data from the same context. The book
will be useful for student teachers or practicing professionals, as well as
all educators interested in exploratory classroom research.