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 contributions to "The Fruits of Empirical Linguistics. Volume 1:
Process" reveal why the data-driven approach makes for a research
environment which is fast-moving and democratic: technological change has
made the sources of linguistic data readily accessible. These contributions
show the methods both professional and student linguists are using to
gather more evidence more easily than before.