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The Invention of a Language: Yiddish among the European Vernaculars

Jean Baumgarten

Jerold C. Frakes (ed.)

in Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199276332
eISBN:
9780191699894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276332.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Religion and Literature

Contrary to common opinion, the Yiddish language excited the interest of linguists, beginning in the sixteenth century, and brought about an uninterrupted tradition of scholarly work from that time ... More


Language as Fate: Reflections on Jewish Literature in America

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the fate of Yiddish in America which points to an essential difference between Jewish experience in the new country and the old. It further discusses that Yiddish was the ... More


Early Birding Contact, 1500–1700

Nancy J. Jacobs

in Birders of Africa: History of a Network

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300209617
eISBN:
9780300220803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209617.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

This chapter studies how birders from northwest Europe saw African birds on their earliest travels to the Cape of Good Hope. Mariners and gardeners drew on European vernacular knowledge, but what ... More


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