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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


A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Aya Elyada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the unique phenomenon of Christian engagement with Yiddish language and literature from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century. By analyzing the ... More


German of the Jews: Linguistic Affinity and the Politics of Differentiation

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian authors tried to offer a definition and explanation of the Yiddish language to their readers, often by discussing the Jewish language in relation to the German language. One reason was that ... More


Jewish Diglossias—Differential and Integral

in From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762007
eISBN:
9780804775021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762007.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the Hebrew–Yiddish diglossia, which underwent drastic changes that gradually but thoroughly changed its character, starting in the second half of the eighteenth century. Two ... More


Yiddish and German in the Judenmission: The Limits of Linguistic Adaptation

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian preoccupation with Yiddish in early modern Germany involved two tendencies: the attempt of Christians to use the Jewish language for their own purposes, and their severe criticism of ... More


Conclusion: The Study of Yiddish and Christian-Jewish Relations in Early Modern Germany

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Yiddish studies occupied a central place in the theological work of Christian, especially Protestant, scholars in early modern Germany. The preoccupation with Yiddish was intended more for ... More


The Merchants' Tongue: Yiddish and Jewish Commerce

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Mastery of the Yiddish language was important not only to theologians and missionaries, but also to Christians who conducted business with Jews. Since the Jews wrote their correspondence and ... More


Conversion, Language, and Identity

Elisheva Carlebach

in Divided Souls: Converts from Judaism in Germany, 1500-1750

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084108
eISBN:
9780300133066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084108.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Language in light of Jewish conversion is the subject of this chapter. It begins with the requirement that all Jews who plan on converting to Christianity should shed their Jewish language, followed ... More


Christian Hebrew and Jewish Yiddish in Early Modern Germany

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian scholars' preoccupation with the Jewish language in early modern Germany was founded on the close affinity between Yiddish and Hebrew. First, Christian interest in Yiddish was aroused ... More


Introduction: Between Hebrew and German: The Depictions of Yiddish in Christian Writings

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The body of philological knowledge produced by Christian scholars on the Yiddish language and Yiddish literature was conceived as an effective medium for exercising control over the Jews, for ... More


Conclusion: Yiddish-Speaking Orientals: Language Shift and the “Verbessening der Juden”

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Christian discussions of the affinity between Yiddish and the Hebrew language in early modern Germany shifted from a more theological to a more cultural perspective from the second half of the ... More


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