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Languages in Jewish Communities, Past and Present

Edited by: Benjamin Hary and Sarah Bunin Benor
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This book offers sociological and structural descriptions of language varieties used in over 2 dozen Jewish communities around the world, along with synthesizing and theoretical chapters. Language descriptions focus on historical development, contemporary use, regional and social variation, structural features, and Hebrew/Aramaic loanwords. The book covers commonly researched language varieties, like Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish, and Judeo-Arabic, as well as less commonly researched ones, like Judeo-Tat, Jewish Swedish, and Hebraized Amharic in Israel today.

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Benjamin Hary, NYU Tel Aviv, Israel; Sarah Bunin Benor, Hebrew Union College, USA.

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Audience: Researchers interested in Linguistics, Semitics, Jewish Culture and History