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Ashkenazim and Sephardim: Language Miscellanea


Edited By Andrzej Kątny, Izabela Olszewska and Aleksandra Twardowska

The collection of articles chosen by the editors presents a broad variety of issues connected with Jewish languages (Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish) and co-territorial languages used by Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews in different places and periods. Thus, the book contains both strictly linguistic and sociolinguistic descriptions (including the aspects of evaluating language, language in contact or linguistic identity), the presentation of languages in literary works (and their translations) from different periods, as well as lexicographical and cultural observations. This thematic variety shows opportunities for the research into the languages of both Jewish groups and inspires other scientific projects in this field.

Yiddish and Judeo-Spanish speakers and the acquisition of English - A positive image of Yiddish and Judeo-Spanish in the Jewish Press - Sarajevo Sephardim and their linguistic and Jewish identification - Eating and drinking among Bulgarian Sephardim - Language as Oikos: the case of Margalit Matitiahu - Sefer ha-Berit in Ladino - Yitskhok Katsenelson’s Dos lid fun oysgehargetn yidishn folk - The Yiddish subjective resultative construction