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 - 989) 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 II
documents the development of Hebrew palaeography, which began to be
established in the period between the 1930s and 1960s.