Language Contact, Continuity and Change in the Genesis of Modern Hebrew

Edit Doron | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Malka Rappaport Hovav | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Yael Reshef | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Moshe Taube | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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The emergence of Modern Hebrew as a spoken language constitutes a unique event in modern history: a language which for generations only existed in the written mode underwent a process popularly called “revival”, acquiring native speakers and becoming a language spoken for everyday use. Despite the attention it has drawn, this particular case of language-shift, which differs from the better-documented cases of creoles and mixed languages, has not been discussed within the framework of the literature on contact-induced change. The linguistic properties of the process have not been systematically studied, and the status of the emergent language as a (dis)continuous stage of its historical sources has not been evaluated in the context of other known cases of language shift. The present collection presents detailed case studies of the syntactic evolution of Modern Hebrew, alongside general theoretical discussion, with the aim of bringing the case of Hebrew to the attention of language-contact scholars, while bringing the insights of the literature on language contact to help shed light on the case of Hebrew.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 256] 2019.  ix, 390 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume certainly opens up a new era and a new epistemology in the study of MH [Modern Hebrew], with foundational implications for the study of 'new languages' more generally.”
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Main BIC Subject

CF/2CSJ: Linguistics/Hebrew

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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