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  • Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzlby Alice Nakhimovsky; Roberta Newman

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally intense family letters. But for many Jews who were unaccustomed to communicating their public and private thoughts in writing, correspondence... more...

  • Sonnenuntergang auf eisig-blauen Wegenby Armin Eidherr

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012; US$ 50.06

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  • Isaac Bashevis Singerby Ben Siegel

    University of Minnesota Press 1970; US$ 36.00

    Isaac Bashevis Singer - American Writers 86 was first published in 1969. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. more...

  • Dirty Yiddishby Adrienne Gusoff

    Ulysses Press 2012; US$ 10.00

    GET D!RTY Next time you?re chattin? with your khaverim (friends) and mishpukheh (family), bust out some Yiddish expressions that?ll liven up the conversation, including: ? Cool slang ? Funny insults ? Explicit sex terms ? Raw swear words Dirty Yiddish teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of New York: What?s... more...

  • Yiddish Language Structuresby Björn Hansen; Marion Aptroot

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    The book presents ten data-based studies on structural aspects of Yiddish in the light of modern linguistic theories which are of interest to linguists and philologists. The contributions address several levels of the language system including morphology, syntax and lexicology, and put special emphasis on mechanisms of internal and contact-induced... more...

  • Language in Jewish Societyby John Myhill

    Multilingual Matters 2004; US$ 59.95

    John Myhill argues that the usage of language in Jewish societies can be understood as following from certain specific principles, particularly regarding the relationship between language and identity. He discusses the revival of Hebrew, Hebrew in the diaspora, the survival of Yiddish and more. more...

  • Drek!by Yetta Emmes; Kim Wilson Brandt

    Penguin Group US 1998; US$ 13.00

    One doesn't have to be Jewish to recognize the words that have made their way into every fold of popular language: Chutzpah, Mensch, Tokhes, Mishmash, Nudge, Shtick, Schmaltzy, Schlep, Icky, and so on. Then there are phrases whose meaning and syntax are borrowed from Yiddish: "bite your tongue", "drop dead", "enough already", and "excuse the expression".... more...

  • Linguistic Variety of Judaeo-Arabic in Letters from the Cairo Genizahby Esther-Miriam Wagner

    BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00

    This work is one of the first studies presenting a comprehensive linguistic investigation into non-literary Judaeo-Arabic. Its main focus is the diachronic description of letters from the Cairo Genizah, while distinguishing between features of epistolary Arabic and vernacular phenomena. more...

  • Just Say Nuby Michael Wex

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    A cross between Henry Beard's Latin for All Occasions and Ben Schott's Schott's Original Miscellany , JUST SAY NU is a practical guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Along with enough grammar to enable readers to put together a comprehensible sentence and avoid embarrassing mistakes, Wex also explains the five... more...

  • New Readings of Yiddish Montreal - Traduire le Montréal yiddishby Pierre Anctil; Norman Ravvin; Sherry Simon

    University of Ottawa Press 2007; US$ 19.99

    The texts collected in this volume unveil the practice and the methods of the translators and scholars who contributed to the reemergence of Yiddish in contemporary Canada. Each of the personalities discussed enlarged the historical position and interpreted various aspects of the Yiddish language in Montreal that until recently remained obscure or... more...