The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish / Edition 1

The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish / Edition 1

by Dov-Ber Kerler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198151667

ISBN-13: 9780198151661

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is the first systematic attempt to trace the beginnings of Modern Literary Yiddish, beginning in the eighteenth century. Kerler examines hitherto neglected Yiddish books from the period in order to analyze the linguistic changes manifest in both the transition and shift from old to nascent Modern Literary Yiddish within the broader context of genre and

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This is the first systematic attempt to trace the beginnings of Modern Literary Yiddish, beginning in the eighteenth century. Kerler examines hitherto neglected Yiddish books from the period in order to analyze the linguistic changes manifest in both the transition and shift from old to nascent Modern Literary Yiddish within the broader context of genre and literary traditions and in the framework of Yiddish dialectology, grammar, and sociolinguistics. A major work of linguistic scholarship, The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish is an important contribution to the study of the crystallization process of literary languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198151661
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Series:
Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

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