LINGUIST List 31.2185

Mon Jul 06 2020

Books: Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present: Hary, Benor (eds.)

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Date: 10-Jun-2020
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Subject: Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present: Hary, Benor (eds.)
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Title: Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL]
Published: 2020
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Benjamin Hary
Editor: Sarah Bunin Benor
Hardback: ISBN: 9781501512988 Pages: 696 Price: U.S. $ 137.99

This book offers sociological and structural descriptions of language varieties used in over 2 dozen Jewish communities around the world, along with synthesizing and theoretical chapters. Language descriptions focus on historical development, contemporary use, regional and social variation, structural features, and Hebrew/Aramaic loanwords. The book covers commonly researched language varieties, like Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish, and Judeo-Arabic, as well as less commonly researched ones, like Judeo-Tat, Jewish Swedish, and Hebraized Amharic in Israel today.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): Semitic

Written In: English (eng)

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