Dialects of the Yiddish Language

Dialects of the Yiddish Language

Winter Studies in Yiddish

1st Edition - December 12, 1988

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  • Editor: D. Katz
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483299501

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Modern research on dialects of the Yiddish language focuses in many instances upon Western Yiddish and the application of Yiddish dialectology to the study of older Yiddish and non-Yiddish monuments. The Second Oxford Winter Symposium on Yiddish Language and Literature reflects this trend and this collection of papers from the conference explores a wide range of contemporary research in the field.


For students of Judaica, linguistics, German philology and Slavic studies.

Table of Contents

  • Preface: On the Second Winter Symposium. Dutch impact on Amsterdam Yiddish prints, M Aptroot. Words for 'God' in seventeenth century women's poetry in Yiddish, D Asher. An overlooked feature in Yiddish phonology, S Hiley. Early Yiddish texts and Western Yiddish dialectology, C Hutton. The first American attempt to produce a Yiddish language atlas, J Jofen. Origins of Yiddish dialectology, D Katz. East meets West: The dialectal climate of two early Eastern European Yiddish prints, D-B Kerler. Two of Weinreich's four riddles revisited, A D King. Early Yiddish in non-Jewish books, M N Rosenfeld. Is there a mystical dialect in modern Yiddish drama?, D Schneider. Symposium programme. Registered participants. Announcements.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 127
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1988
  • Published: December 12, 1988
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483299501

About the Editor

D. Katz

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Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies & St Antony's College, Oxford, UK

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