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History of the Yiddish language

Author: Max Weinreich; Yivo Institute for Jewish Research
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
Series: Yale language series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an account of the Yiddish language from its origin onwards. This book demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from other languages, its properties, and its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Weinreich; Yivo Institute for Jewish Research
ISBN: 9780300108873 0300108877 9780300109603 0300109601 9780300109597 0300109598
OCLC Number: 475718276
Notes: Originaltitel: Geshikhṭe fun der Yidisher shprakh
"Published in cooperation with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research"
Description: 2 bd. (733, A362-A988 s.) : illustrations
Contents: VOLUME 1 Editor's Preface vii Translators' Foreword xi Introduction xiii 1. Yiddish and Ashkenaz: The Object of Study and the Approach 1 2. Yiddish in the Framework of Other Jewish Languages; Ashkenaz in the Framework of Jewish Communities 45 3. The Language of the Way of the SHaS 175 4. Internal Jewish Bilingualism 247 5. The Name Yiddish 315 6. The Historical-Geographic Determinants: Loter, the Cradle of Yiddish 328 Notes to Chapters 1-6 A1 Appendix: Parallel Paragraph Numbering of Max Weinreich (1973): Geshikhte fun der yidisher shprakh and Max Weinreich (2008): History of the Yiddish Language A347 Select Bibliography of Max Weinreich's Works A355 VOLUME 2 7. The Linguistic Determinants 349 8. Selectivity and Fusion 599 9. The Ideal Early Scheme of Yiddish Protovowels 658 10. Criteria for the Periodization of Yiddish 719 Notes to Chapters 7-10 A359 Appendix: Parallel Paragraph Numbering of Max Weinreich (1973): Geshikhte fun der yidisher shprakh and Max Weinreich (22008): History of the Yiddish Language A717 Select Bibliography of Max Weinreich's Works A725 Index A729
Series Title: Yale language series
Responsibility: Max Weinreich ; edited by Paul Glasser ; translated by Shlomo Noble, with the assistance of Joshua A. Fishman

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