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.
Perceptual dialectology is concerned with subjective, non-specialist, naïve
perspectives of German and the role they play in day-to-day social interaction.
What do non-specialists in linguistics think about dialects and their speakers?
What cognitive maps do they have of these dialects? What attitudes do they
have towards the dialects and their speakers? Do non-specialists in linguistics
associate particular features with the dialects or perceive them in a special way?
The book contains the latest research findings on this subject.