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Journal Title: Journal of Jewish Languages
Volume/Issue:   1 / 1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: The first issue of the Journal of Jewish Languages is now available for free at

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Note

A New Venue for Research on Jewish Languages
Sarah Bunin Benor and Ofra Tirosh-Becker

Writing More and Less ‘Jewishly’ in Judezmo and Yiddish
David M. Bunis

Reapplying the Language Tree Model to the History of Yiddish
Alexander Beider

A Maghrebian Sharḥ to the Hafṭara for the Minḥa Service on the Day of Atonement
Moshe Bar-Asher

Voices Yet to Be Heard: On Listening to the Last Speakers of Jewish Malayalam
Ophira Gamliel

Book Reviews
Soldat-Jaffe, Tatjana. 2012. Twenty-First Century Yiddishism
Peltz Rakhmiel

Fudeman, Kirsten. 2010. Vernacular Voices: Language and Identity in Medieval French Communities
George Jochnowitz
Publisher: Brill
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan
Yiddish, Eastern
Yiddish, Western
LL Issue: 24.2907