History of the Yiddish Language: Volumes 1 and 2

History of the Yiddish Language: Volumes 1 and 2

by Max Weinreich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300108877

ISBN-13: 9780300108873

Pub. Date: 06/23/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press


Max Weinreich’s History of the Yiddish Language is a classic of Yiddish scholarship and is the only comprehensive scholarly account of the Yiddish language from its origin to the present. A monumental, definitive work, History of the Yiddish Language demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from other languages, its…  See more details below

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Max Weinreich’s History of the Yiddish Language is a classic of Yiddish scholarship and is the only comprehensive scholarly account of the Yiddish language from its origin to the present. A monumental, definitive work, History of the Yiddish Language demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from other languages, its unique properties, and its versatility and range in both spoken and written form. Originally published in 1973 in Yiddish by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and partially translated in 1980, it is now being published in full in English for the first time. In addition to his text, Weinreich’s copious references and footnotes are also included in this two-volume set.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300108873
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/23/2008
Series:
Yale Language Series
Pages:
1752
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 3.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

VOLUME 1 Editor's Preface....................vii
Translators' Foreword....................xi
Introduction....................xiii
1. Yiddish and Ashkenaz: The Object of Study and the Approach....................1
2. Yiddish in the Framework of Other Jewish Languages; Ashkenaz in the Framework of Jewish Communities....................45
3. The Language of the Way of the SHaS....................175
4. Internal Jewish Bilingualism....................247
5. The Name Yiddish....................315
6. The Historical-Geographic Determinants: Loter, the Cradle of Yiddish....................328
Notes to Chapters 1-6....................A1
Appendix: Parallel Paragraph Numbering of Max Weinreich (1973): Geshikhte fun der yidisher shprakh and Max Weinreich (2008): History of the Yiddish Language....................A347
Select Bibliography of Max Weinreich's Works....................A355
VOLUME 2 7. The Linguistic Determinants....................349
8. Selectivity and Fusion....................599
9. The Ideal Early Scheme of Yiddish Protovowels....................658
10. Criteria for the Periodization of Yiddish....................719
Notes to Chapters 7-10....................A359
Appendix: Parallel Paragraph Numbering of Max Weinreich (1973): Geshikhte fun der yidisher shprakh and Max Weinreich (22008): History of the Yiddish Language....................A717
Select Bibliography of Max Weinreich's Works....................A725
Index....................A729

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