LINGUIST List 31.2322
Tue Jul 21 2020
Confs: Yiddish, Eastern; Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Hist Ling, Lang Doc, Socioling/Online
Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <laurenlinguistlist.org>
Zoe Belk <zoe.belk
Ada Rapoport-Albert Seminar Series on Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish E-mail this message to a friend
Ada Rapoport-Albert Seminar Series on Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish
Date: 04-Aug-2020 - 03-Aug-2021
Location: Online (Zoom), United Kingdom
Contact: Zoe Belk
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Yiddish, Eastern
Inaugural event: Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish language
The Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish research group at University College London and the UCL Institute of Jewish Studies are delighted to announce the launch of an online seminar series on Contemporary Hasidic Yiddish language. The seminar series is dedicated to the memory of UCL Professor Ada Rapoport-Albert, a world-leading scholar of the history of the Hasidic movement. The series is devoted to the exploration of all facets of contemporary and historical Hasidic Yiddish worldwide.
The inaugural event in the series is a round table entitled Perspectives on Hasidic Yiddish. The event will feature discussion of a wide variety of topics related to Hasidic Yiddish, including linguistics, Yiddish studies, Yiddish pedagogy and Hasidic Yiddish-speaking communities by the following speakers:
- Khayele (Helen) Beer, UCL
- Meyer Labin, Yiddish writer and journalist
- Tali Loewenthal, UCL
- Heather Munro, Durham University
- Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto
The event is open to all and will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, August 4 at 18:00 BST. If you would like to attend, please register by email to hasidic.yiddish
ucl.ac.uk. The Zoom link and password will be sent to participants shortly be before the event.
Subsequent events in the seminar series will include public lectures and further round tables, providing an ongoing forum for fruitful discussion on all aspects of Hasidic Yiddish. Full details of dates and speakers will be announced shortly. The series comprises an element of our ongoing AHRC-funded research project on contemporary Hasidic Yiddish based in the UCL Departments of Linguistics and Hebrew & Jewish Studies.
- Dalit Assouline, University of Haifa
- Shmuel Hiley, Yiddish author and scholar (TBC)
- Steffen Krogh, Aarhus University - Is Haredi Satmar Yiddish a Creole?
- Chaya Nove, Graduate Center, CUNY - Language Variation and Hasidic Orientation in New York
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