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.
The articles in this volume provide an insight into the richness of narrative. In
the process they focus on two main areas: oral narrative as part of everyday
interaction and the acquisition of narrative abilities as part of more
comprehensive discursive competencies. From a linguistic perspective, the
variance of the narrative form also points to the esthetic dimensions of literary
narrative. The concept of this volume is derived from the work of Uta Quasthoff,
whose 65th birthday prompted its creation and publication.