Jewish languages in historical perspective

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Full title: Jewish languages in historical perspective / edited by Lily Kahn.
Other authors: Kahn, Lily, (Editor)
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Summary: "Jewish Languages in Historical Perspective is devoted to the diverse array of spoken and written language varieties that have been employed by Jews in the diaspora from antiquity until the twenty-first century. It focuses on the following five key themes: Jewish languages in dialogue with sacred Jewish texts, Jewish languages in contact with the co-territorial non-Jewish languages, Jewish vernacular traditions, the status of Jewish languages in the twenty-first century, and theoretical issues relating to Jewish language research. This volume includes case studies on a wide range of Jewish languages both historical and modern and devotes attention to lesser known varieties such as Jewish Berber, Judeo-Italian, and Karaim in addition to the more familiar Aramaic, Judeo-Arabic, Yiddish, and Ladino"--
Other authors: Kahn, Lily, (Editor)
Language: English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
Classmark: 408.9924
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Series: IJS studies in Judaica, volume 17
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789004376588
9004376585
ISSN: 1570-1581 ;