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  • Metalanguage in Interactionby Yael Maschler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    Metalanguage in Interaction is about the crystallization of metalanguage employed throughout interaction into the discourse markers which permeate talk. Based on close analysis of naturally-occurring Hebrew conversation, it is a synchronic study of the grammaticization of discourse markers, a phenomenon until now mostly studied from a diachronic... 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...

  • Hebrew Scholarship and the Medieval Worldby Nicholas de Lange

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 32.00

    Originally published in 2001, this book surveys what has been achieved in recent research on medieval Hebrew language and texts. 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...

  • 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...