Hebrew in Ashkenaz: A Language in Exile
Oxford University Press, 1993 - Foreign Language Study - 264 pages
Hebrew in Ashkenaz is a pioneering attempt to reverse an age-old academic prejudice against the legitimacy of Ashkenazi Hebrew. Glinert has gathered philosophers, historians, sociologists, and linguists to address such contentious issues as the role of Hebrew in Jewish life and the evolving shape of the language, over the period of 1000 years from the dawn of Ashkenazi life in Germany through contemporary Jewish society in Britain and Russia. This book finally abolishes the myth that Ashkenazi Hebrew was solely a language of religious study and prayer. Instead, it is shown to be a language with vibrancy and creativity all its own, from which today's Hebrew emerged with remarkably little effort.
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Setting an Agenda
The Ashkenazi Hasidic Concept of Language
The Grammatical Literature of Medieval Ashkenazi Jewry
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