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The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Dov-Ber Kerler

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151661
eISBN:
9780191672798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a systematic attempt to trace the beginnings of modern literary Yiddish, an issue of great significance in the linguistic, literary, and social history of the Yiddish language. The ... More


The German component

Alexander Beider

in Origins of Yiddish Dialects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198739319
eISBN:
9780191802379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739319.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Based on several dozen basic phonological, morphological, and lexical features, this chapter provides a comparative analysis of idioms from early Ashkenazic sources, German dialects, and modern ... More


Lexicon

Dov-Ber Kerler

in The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151661
eISBN:
9780191672798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A limited change with regards to lexicon was noted in the three featured writings. What is notable is the replacement of Western, both the old and modern components, into Eastern Yiddish. Although ... More


Main concepts and classifications

Alexander Beider

in Origins of Yiddish Dialects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198739319
eISBN:
9780191802379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739319.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses major methodological issues related to the history of Yiddish. This includes (1) the Rhenish and Danubian hypotheses about its genesis; (2) the Germanistic (following the ... More


Introduction

Dov-Ber Kerler

in The Origins of Modern Literary Yiddish

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151661
eISBN:
9780191672798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151661.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The writings that were analyzed in the earlier chapters were part of what is termed Easternization, and were altered at different levels from each other. Simkhes hanefesh was the least transformed to ... More


Sound changes and dialects

Alexander Beider

in Origins of Yiddish Dialects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198739319
eISBN:
9780191802379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739319.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Taking into account stressed vowels, this chapter provides detailed schemes showing the derivation of all modern Eastern Yiddish (EY) dialects from one Proto-EY. For numerous shifts, approximate ... More


Slavic elements

Alexander Beider

in Origins of Yiddish Dialects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198739319
eISBN:
9780191802379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739319.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter shows that there were two separate regions where, during the Middle Ages, local Jews spoke the languages of their Slavic Gentile neighbors in their everyday life. The first region ... More


Origins of Yiddish Dialects

Alexander Beider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198739319
eISBN:
9780191802379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739319.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This books shows that it is worth speaking of Yiddish as a separate language only from the fifteenth century onward. Modern Eastern Yiddish (EY) and Western Yiddish (WY) do not have a common Jewish ... More


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