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.
This book examines how knowledge is created in key areas of day-to-day
practice with the aid of linguistic means. Using examples from medicine,
law, teaching/learning interactions and mass media, the book investigates
what is displayed interactively as knowledge and/or what is considered to
be knowledge. The book is divided into four sections which discuss the
following key questions: how is knowledge embedded in the respective
situation, how is knowledge brought forth interactively, how do
institutions present knowledge effectively and how is knowledge
disseminated in the (mass) media?