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 volume brings together original papers by linguists and philosophers on the
role of context and perspective in language and thought. Several contributions
are concerned with the contextualism/relativism debate, which has loomed large
in recent philosophical discussions. In a substantial introduction, the editors
survey the field and map out the relevant issues and positions.