The Yiddish Dictionary Sourcebook

Author: Herman Galvin
Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated
Size: 45.41 MB
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Containing over 8,500 Yiddish words and phrases in transliteration, The Yiddish Dictionary Sourcebook is the handiest guide available for those who wish to learn colloquial Yiddish. It features a comprehensive Yiddish-English/English-Yiddish dictionary which pays special attention to those words most useful for everyday conversation. Every word is given in both its standard Yiddish form and in English transliteration. The Introduction provides a brief history of the Yiddish language and of Yiddish culture in the United States in the last century, a guide to Yiddish pronunciation and grammar, and a series of topically arranged appendices containing Yiddish proverbs and popular expressions.

Languages In Jewish Communities Past And Present

Author: Benjamin Hary
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501504630
Size: 43.34 MB
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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.

The Palgrave Handbook Of Minority Languages And Communities

Author: Gabrielle Hogan-Brun
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137540664
Size: 59.22 MB
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This Handbook is an in-depth appraisal of the field of minority languages and communities today. It presents a wide-ranging, coherent picture of the main topics, with key contributions from international specialists in sociolinguistics, policy studies, sociology, anthropology and law. Individual chapters are grouped together in themes, covering regional, non-territorial and migratory language settings across the world. It is the essential reference work for specialist researchers, scholars in ancillary disciplines, research and coursework students, public agencies and anyone interested in language diversity, multilingualism and migration.

Passing Fancies In Jewish American Literature And Culture

Author: Judith Ruderman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253036992
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In Passing Fancies Judith Ruderman takes on the fraught question of who passes for Jewish in American literature and culture. In today’s contemporary political climate, religious and racial identities are being reconceived as responses to culture and environment, rather than essential qualities. Many Jews continue to hold conflicting ideas about their identity—seeking, on the one hand, deep engagement with Jewish history and the experiences of the Jewish people, while holding steadfastly, on the other hand, to the understanding that identity is fluid and multivalent. Looking at a carefully chosen set of texts from American literature, Ruderman elaborates on the strategies Jews have used to "pass" from the late 19th century to the present—nose jobs, renaming, clothing changes, religious and racial reclassification, and even playing baseball. While traversing racial and religious identities has always been a feature of America’s nation of immigrants, Ruderman shows how the complexities of identity formation and deformation are critically relevant during this important cultural moment.

Linguistic Legitimacy And Social Justice

Author: Timothy Reagan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3030109674
Size: 14.18 MB
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This book examines the nature of human language and the ideology of linguistic legitimacy – the common set of beliefs about language differences that leads to the rejection of some language varieties and the valorization of others. It investigates a broad range of case studies of languages and dialects which have for various reasons been considered 'low-status' including: African American English, Spanglish, American Sign Language, Yiddish, Esperanto and other constructed languages, indigenous languages in post-colonial neo-European societies, and Afrikaans and related language issues in South Africa. Further, it discusses the implications of the ideology of linguistic legitimacy for the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the US. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book provides a readable and pedagogically useful tool to help readers comprehend the nature of human language, and the ways in which attitudes about human language can have either positive or negative consequences for communities and their languages. It will be of particular interest to language teachers and teacher educators, as well as students and scholars of applied linguistics, intercultural communication, minority languages and language extinction.

Author: Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath
ISBN: 9780253022820
Size: 68.78 MB
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Containing nearly 50,000 entries and 33,000 subentries, the Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary emphasizes Yiddish as a living language that is spoken in many places around the world. The late Mordkhe Schaechter collected and researched spoken and literary Yiddish in all its varieties and this landmark dictionary reflects his vision for present-day and future Yiddish usage. The richness of dialect differences and historical developments are noted in entries ranging from "agriculture" to "zoology" and include words and expressions that can be found in classic and contemporary literature, newspapers, and other sources of the written word and have long been used by professionals and tradesmen, in synagogues, at home, in intimate life, and wherever Yiddish-speaking Jews have lived and worked. --

Author: Uriel Weinreich
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0805205756
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Provides the advanced student of Yiddish with a reference to modern cultivated usage

Author: שלום ביינפעלד
ISBN: 9780253009838
Size: 60.35 MB
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"Based on the Dictionnaire Yiddish-Francais by Yitshkhok Niborski and Bernard Vaisbrot with the assistance of Simon Neuberg, c2002 Bibliotheque Medem, Paris, licensed from Maison de la Culture Yiddish-bibliotheque Medem, Paris, France." --Title page.


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