Hebrew in Ashkenaz: A Language in Exile

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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 ...
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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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"The volume proves Glinert's assertion that this is a topic worthy of scholarly study, collects a number of worthwhile papers, and should stimulate further useful research."--Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195062229
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/8/1993
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Hebrew in Ashkenaz: Setting an Agenda 3
2 The Ashkenazi Hasidic Concept of Language 11
3 The Grammatical Literature of Medieval Ashkenazi Jewry 26
4 The Phonology of Ashkenazic 46
5 Confronting the Hebrew of Responsa: Intensifiers in the Syntax of Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg 88
6 On the Role of Melitzah in the Literature of Hebrew Enlightenment 99
7 A Duty Too Heavy to Bear: Hebrew in the Berlin Haskalah, 1783-1819: Between Classic, Modern, and Romantic 111
8 What Did "Knowing Hebrew" Mean in Eastern Europe? 129
9 From Traditional Bilingualism to National Monolingualism 141
10 Cartoons about Language: Hebrew, Yiddish, and the Visual Representation of Sociolinguistic Attitudes 151
11 Hebrew and the Habad Communication Ethos 167
12 Why Did Ben-Yehuda Suggest the Revival of Spoken Hebrew? 193
13 The Emergence of Modern Hebrew: Some Sociolinguistic Perspectives 208
14 Hebrew as a Holy Tongue: Franz Rosenzweig and the Renewal of Hebrew 222
15 The Status of Hebrew in Soviet Russia from the Revolution to the Gorbachev Thaw 242
16 Language as Quasilect: Hebrew in Contemporary Anglo-Jewry 249
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