Hebrew and Zionism: A Discourse Analytic Cultural Study

Hebrew and Zionism: A Discourse Analytic Cultural Study

by Ron Kuzar
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110169932

ISBN-13: 9783110169935

Pub. Date: 01/17/2001

Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

This book observes and critiques controversies on the genesis and the character of Israeli Hebrew. Did it emerge through revival? Did Ben-Yehuda play a role in it? Is Hebrew a normal language now? The hegemonic ideology of the revival of Hebrew is shown to have been harmonious with various Zionist streams, as well as with its revival, Canaanism. The effects of…  See more details below

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This book observes and critiques controversies on the genesis and the character of Israeli Hebrew. Did it emerge through revival? Did Ben-Yehuda play a role in it? Is Hebrew a normal language now? The hegemonic ideology of the revival of Hebrew is shown to have been harmonious with various Zionist streams, as well as with its revival, Canaanism. The effects of revivalism are evaluated, and argument is made in favor of non-revivalist alternatives in linguistics and in language education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110169935
Publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Publication date:
01/17/2001
Series:
Language, Power and Social Process [LPSP] Series, #5
Pages:
324
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Background and theory1
Ch. 2The emergence of Israeli Hebrew41
Ben-Yehuda: A biography42
Reframing Ben-Yehuda107
A non-revivalist research agenda of the history of Israeli Hebrew120
Ch. 3The debate over the normalcy of Hebrew137
Competing discourses in linguistics138
Competing discourses in post-independence Zionism147
The rounds of the debate152
The problem of normalcy185
The state of the debate after the 1950s190
Ch. 4Canaanite alternatives in politics and linguistics197
A movement and a family199
Canaanite political discourse201
Canaanite linguistic discourse233
Ch. 5Afterword279
General279
The nation280
The language287
AppTransliteration of Hebrew293
References297
Index317

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