Yiddish: Turning to Life

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Worldwide interest in Yiddish has often concentrated on its secular forms of expression: its literature, its theater, its journalism and its political-party associations. This all-encompassing study, covers these phenomena as well as investigating the demographic and political mushrooming of Yiddish-speaking Ultra-Orthodoxy, both in America and in Israel. As the title suggests, this volume attempts to show that Yiddish is now finally on the path towards recovery. The volume consists of 17 papers grouped into five sections: Yiddish and Hebrew: Conflict and Symbiosis; Yiddish in America; Corpus Planning: The ability to change and grow; Status Planning: The Tshernovits Conference of 1908; Stock-taking: Where are we now? Each section is prefaced by an introduction. In addition there are also five papers written in Yiddish. The work emphasises an empirical and theoretical approach to the growing Ultra-Orthodox sector, that until now, has largely been ignored. Fishman's interest in Yiddish (among other Jewish languages) has previously been difficult to access and it is hoped that the appearance of this book will go some way toward alleviating this situation. The volume also includes a statistical appendix bringing together data on Yiddish for the past 100 years from the Czarist Empire, the USSR, Poland, Israel, the USA, and other parts of the world. This extensive and enlightening study should be of interest to sociolinguists and all those engaged in efforts on behalf of small languages everywhere.
[Not in series, 49]  1991.  xii, 522 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
Mordkhe Schaechter
ix
Preface
1
Part I. Yiddish and Hebrew: Conflict and Symbiosis
Introduction
11
Post-exilic Jewish languages and pidgins/creoles: Two mutually clarifying perspectives
19
Nothing new under the sun: A case study of alternatives in language and ethnocultural identity
37
Shprakhikeyt in hayntikn yisroyel
68
Part II. Yiddish in America
Introduction
73
Birth of a voting bloc: Candidates pay court to Hasidic and Orthodox Jews
75
Yiddish in America
81
Nathan Birnbaum’s view of American Jewry
171
Yidish, modernizatsye un reetnifikatsye: an ernster un faktndiker tsugang tsu der itstiker problematik
172
Part III. Corpus Planning: The ability to change and grow
Introduction
181
The phenomenological and linguistic pilgrimage of Yiddish: Some examples of functional and structural pidginization and depidginization
189
Why did Yiddish change?
203
Modeling rationales in corpus planning: Modernity and tradition in images of the good corpus
217
Part IV. Status Planning: The Tshernovits conference of 1908
231
Introduction
233
Nathan Birnbaum’s ‘second phase’: The champion of Yiddish and Jewish cultural autonomy
239
Nosn birnboyms dray tshernovitser konferentsn
248
Attracting a following to high culture functions for a language of everyday life: The role of the Tshernovits Conference in the rise of Yiddish
255
Der hebreysher opruf af der tsernovitser konferents
284
Part V. Stock-taking: Where are we now?
Introduction
291
Starting with the future
293
The sociology of Yiddish after the holocaust: Status, needs and possibilities
301
How does Yiddish differ?
313
The lively life of a ‘dead’ language
325
Vos ken zayn di funktsye fun yidish in yisroyel?
342
References
Appendix: Statistical Tables: Yiddish (20th Century)
Introduction
377
List of Tables
385
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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