Friday, November 27, 2015

Brill's Handbook of Jewish Languages

NEW BOOK: Brill Publishes Handbook of Jewish Languages.
2015, November 06
Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 6 November 2015

Brill, the international scholarly publisher, has published an exciting new reference work for the study of Jewish Languages, the Handbook of Jewish Languages.

The Handbook of Jewish Languages is an introduction to the many languages used by Jews throughout history, including Yiddish, Judezmo (Ladino), and Jewish varieties of Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Berber, English, French, Georgian, Greek, Hungarian, Iranian, Italian, Latin American Spanish, Malayalam, Occitan (Provençal), Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Syriac, Turkic (Karaim and Krymchak), Turkish, and more. Chapters include historical and linguistic descriptions of each language, an overview of primary and secondary literature, and comprehensive bibliographies to aid further research. Many chapters also contain sample texts and images.

This book is an unparalleled resource for anyone interested in Jewish languages, and will also be very useful for historical linguists, dialectologists, and scholars and students of minority or endangered languages.