Language in Jewish Society: Towards a New Understanding

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This book argues that the usage of language in Jewish societies can be understood as following from certain specific principles, particularly regarding the relationship between language and identity. Phenomena discussed include the revival of Hebrew, Hebrew in the Diaspora, the survival and 'sanctification' of Yiddish, the idea of 'Jewish languages', and the role of sociolinguistic phenomena in the Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherChannel View Publications
Number of pages239
ISBN (Electronic)9781853597626
ISBN (Print)1853597619, 9781853597602
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2004 John Myhill. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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