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  • Dialects of the Yiddish Languageby D. Katz

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Modern research on dialects of the Yiddish language focuses in many instances upon Western Yiddish and the application of Yiddish dialectology to the study of older Yiddish and non-Yiddish monuments. The Second Oxford Winter Symposium on Yiddish Language and Literature reflects this trend and this collection of papers from the conference explores a... more...

  • In the Illuminated Darkby Tuvia Ruebner; Rachel Tzvia Back

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Loss defines the crossbeams and chronicles of Tuvia Ruebner?s life. Born in 1924 into a semi-secular Jewish family in Slovakia, Ruebner was also born into the catastrophe that would follow?the extermination of European Jewry and of his own family in the Holocaust. Hitler became chancellor of Germany on Ruebner?s ninth birthday. Six years later, the... more...

  • Studies in Classical Hebrewby Moshe Bar-Asher

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    This volume collects studies of the classical Hebrew language by one of the foremost scholars of this language in our time. Moshe Bar-Asher has published dozens of studies of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic, spanning nearly three thousand years of texts and dialects. Very few of his penetrating studies have been available in any European language,... 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...

  • Colloquial Hebrew (eBook And MP3 Pack)by Zippi Lyttleton; Tamar Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    Colloquial Hebrew provides a step-by-step course in Hebrew as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Hebrew in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is... more...

  • Clause Structure and Word Order in Hebrew and Arabicby Ur Shlonsky

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99

    Looking at the grammars of Hebrew and several varieties of Arabic, Shlonsky examines clausal architecture and verb movement and the role of agreement in natural language, using Chomsky's Government and Binding approach. more...

  • Late Samaritan Hebrewby Moshe Florentin

    BRILL 2004; US$ 197.00

    This book provides a comprehensive grammatical and lexicographical review of all types of late Samaritan Hebrew in all their literary manifestations from the twelfth century to the present. Much of it is devoted to description of Hybrid Samaritan Hebrew (HSH), which since the 13th is used as the main written language of the Samaritan community more...

  • Roots and Patternsby Maya Arad

    Springer 2006; US$ 69.99

    This book is simultaneously a theoretical study in morphosyntax and an in-depth empirical study of Hebrew. Based on Hebrew data, the book defends the status of the root as a lexical and phonological unit and argues that roots, rather than verbs or nouns, are the primitives of word formation. A central claim made throughout the book is the role of locality... more...

  • Drek!by Yetta Emmes; Kim Wilson Brandt

    Penguin Publishing Group 1998; US$ 14.00

    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...

  • Yehuda Haleviby Hillel Halkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    ?In a shimmering gem of a new book, the critic and translator Hillel Halkin has brought to life, with vibrant and personal immediacy, the passions, ideas, sensibilities, convictions?and the voice?of this emblematic Jewish spirit. . . . Our own period has seen renewed interest in Halevi, of which Halkin?s book, coruscating and compulsively readable,... more...