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.
Our everyday lives are inevitably touched-and immeasurably enriched-by an
extraordinary variety of miniature forms of verbal communication, from
classified ads to street signs, and from yesterday's graffito to tomorrow's
headline. "Short Cuts" offers a well-researched and vibrantly written
account of minimalist speech.