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Journal Title: Journal of Jewish Languages
Volume/Issue:   1 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents:


Formation and Diversity of Jewish Languages and of Judeo-Arabic in North Africa I. Middle Judeo-Arabic and its Forms of Hybridization
Joseph Chetrit

On the Mizraḥi Sociolect in Israel: A Sociolexical Consideration of the Hebrew of Israelis of North African Origin
Yehudit Henshke

Preliminaries to the Critical Edition of the Judeo-Italian Translation of the Siddur
Michael Ryzhik

The Romance Component in Yiddish: A Reassessment
Cyril Aslanov

Book Reviews

Borovaya, Olga. 2012. Modern Ladino Culture: Press, Belles Lettres, and Theater in the Late Ottoman Empire.
Marcy Brink-Danan

Rabinovitch, Lara, Shiri Goren, & Hannah S. Pressman (eds.). 2013. Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture.
Tatjana Soldat-Jaffe

Schwarzwald (Rodrigue), Ora. 2012. Sidur para mujeres en ladino, Salónica, siglo XVI
Nivi Gomel
Publisher: Brill
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Arabic, Judeo-Tunisian
Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan
Yiddish, Eastern
Yiddish, Western
Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian
French, Old
Language Family(ies): Italo-Western
LL Issue: 24.4751