Judeo-Spanish and the Making of a Community brings together scholars and activists from around the world, all of whom have participated in and presented original research at the annual ucLADINO Judeo-Spanish Symposia. This collection addresses a number of linguistic, historical, and cultural matters pertinent to the Sephardim in different lands from the fifteenth century to the present day. Essays in this volume reveal how Sephardim from various parts of the worldTurkey, the Balkans, Morocco, and the United Statesculturally and linguistically position themselves among each other, among other Jews, and among their non-Jewish co-regionalists. Contributors explore how the rich history of the Sephardim has allowed for the development, maintenance, endangerment, and even revitalization of the Judeo-Spanish language(s).
|Publisher:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Bryan Kirschen is an Assistant Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Kirschen received his doctorate in 2015 from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he focused his research on language contact and diglossia among the Sephardim of New York City and Los Angeles. At UCLA, he co-founded and directed ucLADINO, an organization promoting the knowledge and use of the Judeo-Spanish language(s). Kirschen has taught Judeo-Spanish language and culture, and has given lectures on related topics in a number of locations throughout the United States.