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  • 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...

  • Gelukkig nieuwjaarby Eveline Doelman

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Een zeer toegankelijk onderzoek naar de rituelen rond de jaarwisseling.Bij de jaarwisseling staat de uitwisseling van wensen en geschenken in het teken van hoop op een goede toekomst. In de zakelijke sfeer zijn de geschenken vaak vormen van liefdadigheid of een beloning voor bewezen diensten of goede resultaten.Het ritueel zelf en de ideeën erachter... more...

  • Literary Passportsby Shachar Pinsker

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00

    Literary Passports is the first book to explore Hebrew modernist fiction in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century. more...

  • Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrewby Dr Ghil'ad Zuckermann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 160.00

    Israeli Hebrew is a spoken language, 'reinvented' over the last century. It has responded to the new social and technological demands of globalization with a vigorously developing multisourced lexicon, enriched by foreign language contact. In this detailed and rigorous study, the author provides a principled classification of neologisms, their semantic... more...

  • The Semantics of Aspect and Modalityby Galia Hatav

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 158.00

    “The semantics of aspect and modality” will be of interest both to linguists working on temporality, as a general phenomenon in language, and Hebraists investigating the semantics of the verbal forms in biblical Hebrew. Tense, aspect and modality are among the most challenging discussed areas of language. Similarly, the semantics of the... more...

  • Verbal Morphology in the Karaite Treatise on Hebrew Grammar Kit?b al-?Uq?d f? Ta??r?f al-Lu?a al-?Ibr?niyyaby Nadia Vidro

    BRILL 2011; US$ 129.00

    This book studies verbal morphological theories expressed in medieval Karaite grammars of Biblical Hebrew, in particular Kit?b al-?Uq?d f? Ta??r?f al-Lu?a al-?Ibr?niyya. Furthermore, it examines Karaite approaches to the verbal classification and didactic tools used in Karaite pedagogical grammars. more...

  • Born to Kvetchby Michael Wex

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 17.50

    Kvetching is to the Jewish soul what breathing is to the Jewish body. For Jews, kvetching is a way of understanding the world. It is rooted, like so much of Jewish culture, in the Bible where the Israelites grumble endlessly. They complain about their problems, and complain as much about the solutions. They kvetch in Egypt and they kvetch in the... more...

  • Talk Dirty Yiddishby Ilene Schneider

    F+W Media 2008; US$ 7.95

    "This is the Yiddish they didn?t teach in Hebrew school. Talk Dirty: Yiddish gives you the lowdown on how to really spit the Hebrew alphabet. With plenty of slang, curses, and idiomatic expressions, this book gives your Yiddish vocabulary a real kick in the toches with entries like the one below: Yiddish phrase: Groisser potz Translation: Big shot... more...

  • Spelling Morphologyby Dorit Diskin Ravid

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    Modern Hebrew is a highly synthetic Semitic language--its lexicon is rich in morphemes. This volume supplies the first in-depth psycholinguistic analysis of the interaction between morphological knowledge and spelling in Hebrew. It also examines how far this model can be applied to other languages. Anchored to a connectionist, cognitive, cross-linguistic... more...

  • The Flower of Anarchyby Meir Wieseltier

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 21.95

    Meir Wieseltier's verbal power, historical awareness, and passionate engagement have placed him in the first rank of contemporary Hebrew poetry. The Flower of Anarchy, a selection of Wieseltier's poems spanning almost forty years, collects in one volume, for the first time, English translations of some of his finest work. Superbly translated by the... more...