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.
Directions in Sociolinguistics is a now classic collection of pioneering
essays by leading sociolinguists. The book proceeds from the assumption
that we may learn from language as interactional behaviour, illustrating
both advances in theoretical insights and changes in research interests.
Taking a speaker's communicative competence as a social as well as
grammatical fact, this volume is an invaluable compendium of articles by
some of the most eminent researchers in Sociolinguistics, and in the
sociology and anthropology of language.