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.
Oldřich Leška (1927–1997), was a member of the post-war generation of the
Prague School of linguistics and the author of a series of texts published in
journals and volumes in which he treated various aspects of the teachings of
the Prague School and portrayed several of its prominent personalities. The
present volume contains his texts which are less accessible, being written in
Czech or published in not widely distributed journals or volumes.