Handbook of Jewish Languages


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This Handbook of Jewish Languages is an introduction to the many languages used by Jews throughout history, including Yiddish, Judezmo (Ladino) , and Jewish varieties of Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Berber, English, French, Georgian, Greek, Hungarian, Iranian, Italian, Latin American Spanish, Malayalam, Occitan (Provençal), Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Syriac, Turkic (Karaim and Krymchak), Turkish, and more. Chapters include historical and linguistic descriptions of each language, an overview of primary and secondary literature, and comprehensive bibliographies to aid further research. Many chapters also contain sample texts and images. This book is an unparalleled resource for anyone interested in Jewish languages, and will also be very useful for historical linguists, dialectologists, and scholars and students of minority or endangered languages.

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Lily Kahn, Ph.D. (2008), UCL, is Reader in Hebrew and Jewish Languages at that university. Publications include The Verbal System in Late Enlightenment Hebrew (2009), Colloquial Yiddish (2012), and A Grammar of the Eastern European Hasidic Hebrew Tale (2015).
Aaron D. Rubin, Ph.D. (2004), Harvard University, is Malvin and Lea Bank Professor of Jewish Studies, Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and Linguistics at Penn State University. Author of numerous books and articles, he was also an associate editor of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (2013).

Contributors are: Sarah Bunin Benor, Siam Bhayro, David Bunis, Habib Borjian, Joseph Chetrit, Evelyn Dean-Olmsted, Stephen Dörr, Reuven Enoch, Steven E. Fassberg, Ophira Gamliel, Brad Sabin Hill, Henryk Jankowski, George Jochnowitz, Lily Kahn, Geoffrey Khan, Marc Kiwitt, P. Joshua Klagsbrun Lebenswerd, Julia Krivoruchko, Laurent Mignon, Judith Rosenhouse, Aaron D. Rubin, Susana Skura, Adam Strich, Devon Strolovitch, Anbessa Teferra, and Anna Verschik.
"...aquest llibre és una font única i indispensable que de ben segur esdevindrà un manual de referència, molt útil per als lingüistes, dialectòlegs, acadèmics i estudiants de llengües minoritàries i amenaçades." - Mariona Vernet i Pons, Universitat de Barcelona
Aaron D. Rubin and Lily Kahn

1 Jewish Amharic
Anbessa Teferra

2 Judeo-Arabic
Geoffrey Khan

3 Judeo-Aramaic
Steven E. Fassberg

4 Jewish Berber
Joseph Chetrit

5 Jewish English
Sarah Bunin Benor

6 Judeo-French 1
Marc Kiwitt and Stephen Dörr

7 Jewish Georgian
Reuven Enoch

8 Judeo-Greek
Julia G. Krivoruchko

9 Jewish Hungarian
Judith Rosenhouse

10 Judeo-Iranian Languages
Habib Borjian

11 Judeo-Italian
Aaron D. Rubin

12 Judezmo (Ladino)
David M. Bunis

13 Karaim and Krymchak
Henryk Jankowski

14 Jewish Latin American Spanish
Evelyn Dean-Olmsted and Susana Skura

15 Jewish Malayalam
Ophira Gamliel

16 Judeo-Occitan (Judeo-Provençal)
Adam Strich with George Jochnowitz

17 Judeo-Portuguese
Devon Strolovitch

18 Jewish Russian
Anna Verschik

19 Judeo-Slavic
Brad Sabin Hill

20 Jewish Swedish
Patric Joshua Klagsbrun Lebenswerd

21 Judeo-Syriac
Siam Bhayro

22 Judeo-Turkish
Laurent Mignon

23 Yiddish
Lily Kahn

Epilogue: Other Jewish Languages, Past and Present
Aaron D. Rubin

All interested in the history or use of Jewish languages, or dialectology in general.
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