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 written genre of the religious pamphlet stands out as a deeply
characteristic form of public communication in the early modern period, not
least on account of its inseparable combination of language and images.
This study undertakes an analysis of semiotically complex religious
pamphlets from the late 16th century, thereby making a contribution to
research in linguistic history that is culturally oriented. In the process,
it illustrates the opportunities for using frame semantics to analyze both
verbal and visual texts.