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Two-Tiered Relexification in Yiddish Jews, Sorbs, Khazars, and the Kiev-Polessian Dialect

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ISBN-10: 3110172585

ISBN-13: 9783110172584

Edition: 2002

Authors: Paul Wexler

List price: $240.00
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The book claims that Yiddish was created when Judaized Sorbs first relexified their language to High German between the 9th-12th centuries; by the 15th century, the descendants of the Judaized Khazars also relexified their Kiev-Polessian (northern Ukrainian and southern Belarusian) speech to Yiddish and German, Yiddish thus uses a mixed West-East Slavic grammar and suggests that converted Khazars were a major component in the Ashkenazic ethnogenesis.
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Book details

List price: $240.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Publication date: 5/17/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 724
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.06" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Abbreviations and symbols
The Relexification Hypothesis in Yiddish
Approaches to the study of Yiddish and other Jewish languages
Criteria for selecting German and Hebrew-Aramaic and for retaining Slavic elements in Yiddish
Evidence for the two-tiered relexification hypothesis in Yiddish: From Upper Sorbian to German and from Kiev-Polessian to Yiddish
Future challenges
Index of names
Index of examples
Index of subjects