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Language in Jewish society : towards a new understanding

Author: John Myhill
Publisher: Clevedon [England] ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book argues that language in Jewish societies can be understood as following from certain specific principles. It discusses the revival of Hebrew, Hebrew in the Diaspora, the survival and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Myhill, John, 1956-
Language in Jewish society.
Clevedon, [England] ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2004
(OCoLC)646460272
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Myhill
ISBN: 1853597619 9781853597619 1853597600 9781853597602 1853597627 9781853597626
OCLC Number: 54446242
Description: ix, 239 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Language and Jewish identity --
Jewish language and identity in comparative and historical perspective --
Language and Jewish identity in modern times --
Hebrew as language of ancient Israel --
The death of Hebrew as a spoken language --
Hebrew as a sacred language --
Diaspora Hebrew and the modern European ideology of language and identity --
The revival of Hebrew --
Diaspora Hebrew today --
Aramaic --
Judeo-Arabic --
Judeo-Spanish --
Yiddish --
Are 'Jewish languages' a unique phenomenon? --
Why are there no new 'Jewish languages'? --
Flowering and death --
Catastrophe and emotional attachment --
Prestige of languages --
Is Yiddish qualitatively different from other diaspora languages? --
Conflicts with everyday-language-and-identity groups --
Sociolinguistics in Israel today.
Responsibility: John Myhill.
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This book makes an interesting and significant contribution to the fields of sociolinguistics and Jewish sociolinguistics. -- Dr Moshe Nahir, University of Manitoba. This book represents an important Read more...

 
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