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.
A comprehensive introduction to the ways in which meaning is conveyed in
language. Alan Cruse covers semantic matters, but also deals with topics
that are usually considered to fall under pragmatics. A major aim is to
highlight the richness and subtlety of meaning phenomena, rather than to
expound any particular theory.