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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


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


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


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


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


Romance 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/9780198739319.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter shows the existence of close linguistic links between medieval Ashkenazic communities and those from northern France. The analysis of toponyms and given names and the study of words from ... More


Czech Landscape, Habsburg Crown: The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia to 1918

Hillel J. Kieval

in Languages of Community: The Jewish Experience in the Czech Lands

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214101
eISBN:
9780520921160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214101.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the origins of the Jewish communities of Bohemia and Moravia. It reports that traditions in each of these lands attest to the existence of Jewish colonies attached to the camps ... More


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