The Non-Jewish Origins of the Sephardic Jews
Following in the pattern of his earlier works on the origins of Ashkenazic Jewry, Professor Wexler presents a fascinating, but controversial linguistic study on the origins of Sephardic Jewry. Finding that many of the language patterns of Sephardic Jewry have their origins in non-Jewish languages, the author suggests that many Sephardic Jews are actually descendants of the converts who brought with them the language of their birth and integrated it into Sephardic speech patterns and dialects. furthermore, he uses linguistic clues to suggest both migration patterns and the possible isolation of Sephardic Jewry.
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Approaches to the Study of Jewish Ethnicity and Ethnic Myths
Conversion to Judaism in the Asian African and Iberian Lands up to c1200 AD
The Migration of Western Asian Jews to the Western Mediterranean
The Role of Western Asian Converts in the Formation of the Sephardic Jews
Conversion to Judaism in North Africa and Spain
The Contribution of Women Converts to the Formation of the Sephardic Jews
Syncretistic Religious Expression in Spain with special attention to the Marranos
The North African Homeland of the Sephardic Jews and the Origin of the Term Sephardic
The Broken Plural in JudeoSpanish Hebrew and JudeoArabic
Periphrastic Verbs with Hebrew Components in JudeoSpanish
The Agentive Formation in JudeoSpanish and JudeoSpanish Hebrew
Determination in Modified Noun Phrases in JudeoSpanish Hebrew
The Common Hebrew and JudeoAramaic Corpus of JudeoArabic and JudeoSpanish
The Impact of Berber on Iberian JudeoArabic and JudeoSpanish
Evidence from Religion and Folk Culture
The Processes of Judaization
The Alleged Hispanicity of the Sephardic Jews
Towards a New Periodization of Sephardic History
The BerberoArab Roots of the Sephardic Jews
Evidence from Language
Jewish Onomastics as a Reflection of the Ethnic Origins of the Sephardic Jews
Jewish Migration from North Africa to Spain as Reflected in North African Latin and Greek Elements in JudeoArabic and JudeoSpanish
The Arabic Imprint on JudeoSpanish and JudeoSpanish Hebrew
Iberian JudeoSpanish Arabisms which are Unique in Inventory Form or Meaning
The Arabized Pronunciation of JudeoSpanish and JudeoSpanish Hebrew
Arabic Grammatical Processes in JudeoSpanish and JudeoArabicJudeoSpanish Hebrew
The Elimination of Berber and Arab Practices
The Retention of Obsolete Berber and Arab Practices and their Nomenclature
The Espousal of Ashkenazic Provencal Romaniote and New Berber and Arab Practices
The Recalibration of Christian Terms and Practices
The Recalibration of Muslim Arabic Terms and Names in Iberian JudeoArabic and JudeoSpanish
Findings and Challenges
14th century AlgJAr Arabic dialects Arabic-speaking Aramaic Ashkenazic Jews attested Balkan Judeo-Spanish Benoliel Berber and Arab Berbero-Arab Bible Biblical Hebrew Bunis Castilian Catalan cited Cohen contemporary conversion to Judaism converts coterritorial customs DCECH denote derived diasporas discussion earlier in chapter early ethnic etymon example German Goitein Grecism Greek Hebraisms Hebrew and Judeo-Aramaic Iberian Arabic Iberian Jewish Iberian Jews Iberian Peninsula Ibero-Romance indigenous Iraqi Islam Jewish communities Jewish languages Jews and Muslims Judaization Judeo Judeo-Arabic Judeo-Greek Judeo-Latin Judeo-Spanish Ladino language shift late latter lexicon linguistic literature Marranos meaning MorJSp Morocco Mozarabic Muslim Muslim Arabic native non-Jewish non-Jews North African North African Jews Old Hebrew origin Palestine Palestinian Jews prayer pronunciation proselytes rabbi relexified religious ritual Romance root SalJSp Semitic Sephardic Jews Sephardim Slavic Spain Spanish Spanish Arabic speakers spoken suggests surface cognates synagogue syncretistic Talmud term texts Toledo toponyms volume Wexler Yemenite Yiddish
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