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Principles of the Revolution: A Retrospective Summary

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0029
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

These three—the base language of the society, the individual, and the text—are interdependent: Without many individuals whose base language is Hebrew, no language of a Hebrew society could function, ... More


Transformations: Extrinsic and Intrinsic

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

A new secular culture emerged in the internal domain of Jews, giving rise to a rich and variegated literature written in Yiddish and Hebrew. Hand in hand with this new literature, a rainbow of ... More


The Centrifugal Movement

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter concentrates on the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern European origin a) because they constituted the overwhelming majority of world Jewry at the beginning of this period and b) because it was ... More


The Life of “Dead” Hebrew

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0024
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The revival of the language was seen primarily as the task of turning Hebrew into a spoken language. One can easily sense here the competition of Yiddish, which was the native language of all ... More


Ashkenazi or Sephardi Dialect?

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0027
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation was formed in Central and Eastern Europe some time after the thirteenth century, then branched out into several dialects and survived in Orthodox communities until the ... More


Remarks on the Nature of Israeli Hebrew

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0028
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

An analysis of Israeli Hebrew in a broad perspective in culture—including the language of literature, journalism, and science—still awaits detailed research and comprehensive models. Opposition to ... More


Rachel Katznelson

Benjamin Harshav

in Language in Time of Revolution

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079588
eISBN:
9780520912960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079588.003.0031
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Eretz-Israel resonates with the Hebrew language, and the Bible comes to life when one reads it here, but the distance between spiritual life and the spiritual life invested in Hebrew by previous ... More


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