History of the Yiddish Language by Max Weinreich
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History of the Yiddish Language
By Max Weinreich

History of the Yiddish Language

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History of the Yiddish Language by Max Weinreich

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Max Weinreich's History of the Yiddish Language is a classic of Yiddish scholarship and is the only comprehensive scholarly account of the Yiddish language from its origin to the present. A monumental, definitive work, History of the Yiddish Language demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from other languages, its unique properties, and its versatility and range in both spoken and written form. Originally published in 1973 in Yiddish by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and partially translated in 1980, it is now being published in full in English for the first time. In addition to his text, Weinreich's copious references and footnotes are also included in this two-volume set.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300108873
ISBN-10: 0300108877
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 85mm)
Pages: 835
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Max Weinreich

The late Max Weinreich was cofounder of the YIVO Institute in Vilna and one of the world's most important scholars of the Yiddish language. He completed History of the Yiddish Language, his magnum opus, shortly before his death. His book Hitler's Professors, 2nd Edition, is available in paperback from Yale University Press.

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