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.
With its 60 articles on some 200 terms, the dictionary provides a
description of the individual concepts in which 17th and 18th century
thinking on language was represented in texts. Account is taken not only of
the synchronic perspective and the continuation of tradition, but also of
the epochal dynamics which made it possible for 17th and 18th century
thinking on language to provide possible conceptualisations for succeeding