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Infoling 5.18 (2024)
Título:New Perspectives on Judeo-Spanish and the Linguistic History of the Sephardic Jews
Autores/as:Minervini, Laura; Savelsberg, Frank
Año de publicación:2024
Lugar de edición:Leiden / Boston

At the intersection of Jewish studies and linguistic research, the essays assembled in this book approach the topic of the languages of Sephardic Jews from different perspectives, spanning chronologically from the Middle Ages to the present day.


Drawing on diverse sources – from medical glossaries to inquisition archives, from rabbinic responsa to recordings of today's speakers – the scholars collaborating on this project have endeavoured to reconstruct fragments of a complex and elusive linguistic reality, which over the centuries has been shaped by the historical experience of its speakers.


An innovative collection of rigorously conducted synchronic and diachronic studies that contributes to expanding our knowledge and opening new perspectives on crucial issues, such as the effects of contact on the linguistic structures, the possibility of a norm for polycentric languages, the relationship between the lexicon of a language and the vitality of its speech community.


About the editors


- Laura Minervini, PhD (1991), is Professor of Romance Philology and Linguistics in the University of Naples ‘Federico II’.

- Frank Savelsberg, Ph.D. (2008) at Freie Universität Berlin, is Senior Lecturer in Romance Philology at Georg-August University Göttingen.


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Temática:Análisis del discurso, Fonología, Lexicografía, Lexicología, Lingüística de corpus, Lingüística histórica, Sintaxis, Sociolingüística, Terminología, Variedades del español

Laura Minervini and Frank Savelsberg: New Perspectives on the Language(s) of the Sephardim


PART 1: Languages and Language Usage of the Jews in Medieval Iberia


1 Gerrit Bos, Guido Mensching, and Julia Zwink: Old Castilian Words in Hebrew Characters Transmitted in Medico-Botanical Glossaries and Synonym Lists


2 Manuel Nevot Navarro: The Presence of the Hebrew Language and Literature in Inquisitorial Files against Judaizers from Medinaceli (Soria)


3 Rafael D. Arnold: Historical Lexicography of Judeo-Spanish the Diccionario del Español Medieval Electrónico (DEMel)


PART 2: The Emergence of a New Language: Variation, Koineization, and Language Contact


4 Elisabeth Fernández Martín: Forms of Address at the Dawn of Judeo-Spanish


5 José Javier Rodríguez Toro: Linguistic Variation in the Sephardic Community of Pisa (17th century)


6 Olga Kellert: Loke in Judeo-Spanish


7 Susann Fischer: Language Contact and the Development of Judeo-Spanish Syntax


8 Carsten Sinner, Elia Hernández Socas, and Encarnación Tabares Plasencia: On the Influence of German an Judeo-Spanish


PART 3: Linguistic Features and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Present-Day Judeo-Spanish


9 José Ignacio Hualde and Aldina Quintana: Intonational Patterns in the Last Generation of Native Judeo-Spanish Speakers Born in Turkey–A Preliminary Study


10 Christoph Gabriel, Jonas Grünke, and Aldina Quintana: Vocalic Alternations in Istanbul Judeo-Spanish–A Pilot Study on Semi-Spontaneous Speech Data


11 Cristóbal José Álvarez López: Lexical Availability in Contemporary Judeo-Spanish


12 Yvette Bürki: Spanish and Judeo-Spanish Today–A Glottopolitical Perspective



ColecciónBrill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture, 41
Formato:libro impreso
Precio: 125,00 EUR
Precio: 125,00 EUR

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:9 de mayo de 2024
Frank Savelsberg
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen