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 study deals with the linguistic acculturation at the end of the 17th
century of the French Protestant Huguenots, who also sought refuge in
Brandenburg. The study focuses on the reconstruction of the linguistic
integration of these migrants, who in the course of time gave up their
native French language and went over to German. An analysis of the
linguistic situation in three different Huguenot colonies shows that the
processes of language change differed widely, depending on the place and