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.
Working on a broad empirical (corpus driven) foundation, this work contributes to
the investigation of grammatical phenomena in the linguistic period of New High
German (17th to 21st centuries) with a focus on pronominal adverbs (e.g. davon
weiß ich nichts; da weiß ich nichts von; da weiß ich nichts davon; dadavon weiß
ich nichts). This analysis follows the trend of current grammar research by
concentrating on registers of German that is close to speech.