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.
Salomo A. Birnbaum (1891 -- 1989) is the uncontested pioneer in two large
closely related research areas, namely historical Jewish linguistics and the
palaeography of Hebrew and all Jewish successor languages. This collection of
essays provides a cross-section through Birnbaum’s life’s work. Volume I
contains articles on Jewish philology and a survey of additional Jewish
languages and individual studies.