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 papers in this volume have been presented to Andrew K. Pawley in honour
of his extensive work on Austronesian and Papuan languages and cultures.
They cover a wide range of topics, from language description to historical
linguistics and from archaeology and population genetics to the
anthropology of performance and the typology of poetic meter. The book
provides a fascinating snapshot of current work across the fields of
Austronesian and Papuan linguistics and culture history and the papers in
it will be important reading for anyone working in these fields.