Language Contact, Continuity and Change in the Genesis of Modern Hebrew

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| The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
| The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
| The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
| The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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The emergence of Modern Hebrew as a spoken language constitutes a unique event in modern history: a language which for generations only existed in the written mode underwent a process popularly called “revival”, acquiring native speakers and becoming a language spoken for everyday use. Despite the attention it has drawn, this particular case of language-shift, which differs from the better-documented cases of creoles and mixed languages, has not been discussed within the framework of the literature on contact-induced change. The linguistic properties of the process have not been systematically studied, and the status of the emergent language as a (dis)continuous stage of its historical sources has not been evaluated in the context of other known cases of language shift. The present collection presents detailed case studies of the syntactic evolution of Modern Hebrew, alongside general theoretical discussion, with the aim of bringing the case of Hebrew to the attention of language-contact scholars, while bringing the insights of the literature on language contact to help shed light on the case of Hebrew.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 256]  2019.  ix, 390 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Edit Doron, Malka Rappaport Hovav, Yael Reshef and Moshe Taube
1–31
Acknowledgement and Preface
The limits of multiple-source contact influence: The case of ecel ‘at’ in Modern Hebrew
Moshe Taube
33–54
Existential possessive modality in the emergence of Modern Hebrew
Aynat Rubinstein
55–93
The derivation of a concessive from an aspectual adverb by reanalysis in Modern Hebrew
Avigail Tsirkin-Sadan
95–116
Why did the future form of the verb displace the imperative form in the informal register of Modern Hebrew?
Chanan Ariel
117–142
The change in Hebrew from a V-framed to an S-framed Language
Malka Rappaport Hovav
143–178
From written to spoken usage: The contribution of pre-revival linguistic habits to the formation of the colloquial register of Modern Hebrew
Yael Reshef
179–200
Language change, prescriptive language, and spontaneous speech in Modern Hebrew: A corpus-based study of early recordings
Einat Gonen
201–220
The biblical sources of Modern Hebrew syntax1
Edit Doron
222–256
Can there be language continuity in language contact?
Brian D. Joseph
257–285
Our creolized tongues
Enoch Oladé Aboh
287–320
Why do children lead contact-induced language change in some contexts but not others?
Carmel O'Shannessy
321–335
Variation and conventionalization in language emergence: The case of two young sign language of Israel
Irit Meir and Wendy Sandler
337–363
“Mame Loshen”: The role of gender-biased language contact in the syntactic development of Yiddish
Asya Pereltsvaig
365–386
Index
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2CSJ – Linguistics/Hebrew
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019007613