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Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.)
Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods (P.S.)
by Michael Wex
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A delightful excursion through the Yiddish language, the culture it defines and serves, and the fine art of complaint Throughout history, Jews around the world have had plenty of reasons to lament. And for a thousand years, they've had the perfect... (read more)

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish (Complete Idiot's Guides)
Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Yiddish (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Benjamin Blech
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You’re no idiot, of course.  You can serve up a mean s’il vous plaît in a French bistro, live la vida loca for a night of margaritas, and manage a sayonara! after sushi, sake, and karaoke. But when it comes to throwing around a... (read more)

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Learning Alsatian Through English
Learning Alsatian Through English
by Paul Adolf
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A new comparative reference guide for English speaking learners of Alsatian German. This comparative multilingual dictionary is based on the main similarities between the two languages and will show how English speakers can take advantage of the... (read more)

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The Parables of the Preacher of Doubno, V1-2
The Parables of the Preacher of Doubno, V1-2
by Israel J. Zevin
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Two Volumes In One. This Book Is In Yiddish.... (read more)

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The Life and Death of Texas German
The Life and Death of Texas German
by Hans Christian Boas
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This volume presents the first major study of Texas German as spoken in the twenty-first century, focusing on its formation and the linguistic changes it has undergone. This New World dialect, formed more than 150 years ago in German communities in... (read more)

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ACTA Humaniora #136: Two-Tiered Relexification in Yiddish
ACTA Humaniora #136: Two-Tiered Relexification in Yiddish
by Paul Wexler
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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... (read more)

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English-Yiddish Yiddish-English Dictionary Expanded Edition (Hippocrene Practical Dictionary)
English-Yiddish Yiddish-English Dictionary Expanded Edition (Hippocrene Practical Dictionary)
by David C. Gross
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Expanded edition.... (read more)

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The Revolutionary Roots of Modern Yiddish, 1903-1917
The Revolutionary Roots of Modern Yiddish, 1903-1917
by Barry Trachtenberg
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Focusing on the period of 1903-1917, Trachtenberg (European Jewish studies, U. of Albany, SUNY) examines how Yiddish evolved from being viewed as a corrupted German dialect to its status as the dominant language of the Russian Jewish press, a medium... (read more)

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Trends in Linguistics #19: The Making of a Language
Trends in Linguistics #19: The Making of a Language
by Tomasz Wicherkiewicz
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The book presents unique literature in a minority ethnolect the Germanic dialect of Wilamowice in Southern Poland. The manuscripts, written in the ethnolect at the beginning of the 20th century, were discovered in 1989. The book contains full versions of... (read more)

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Adventures in Yiddishland (06 Edition)
Adventures in Yiddishland (06 Edition)
by Shandler
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“Adventures in Yiddishland presents a familiar phenomenon in American-Jewish culture that has rarely been seen before. Shandler has a thorough command not only of contemporary Yiddish, but indeed in all its historical stages.”—Naomi... (read more)

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Yiddish with Dick and Jane Signed Edition
Yiddish with Dick and Jane Signed Edition
by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman
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@lt;EM@gt;Jane is in real estate.@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;Today is Saturday.@lt;/EM@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;EM@gt;Jane has an open house.@lt;/EM@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;BR@gt;@lt;EM@gt;She must@lt;/EM@gt; schlep @lt;EM@gt;the Open House signs to the car.@lt;/EM... (read more)

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Der Finfter Zman: Lider (the Fifth Season: Poems)
Der Finfter Zman: Lider (the Fifth Season: Poems)
by Yonia Fain
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This collection of Yiddish poetry by award winning poet and painter Yonia Fain includes some 300 works, as well as the poet's illustrations, on such varied subjects as art, literature, music, Eastern European Jewish life, Soviet Yiddish life, and the... (read more)

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Yidish AF Yidish
Yidish AF Yidish
by David Goldberg
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Written entirely in Yiddish, this innovative and accessible language text provides opportunities for intermediate level students of Yiddish to improve their conversational skills, grammar, and vocabulary. It includes numerous written exercises designed... (read more)

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Reihe Germanistische Linguistik, #198: Language Variation as the Product of Active Selection. on the Disintegration of Social Milieus in the Language of Modern Societies
Reihe Germanistische Linguistik, #198: Language Variation as the Product of Active Selection. on the Disintegration of Social Milieus in the Language of Modern Societies
by Beate Henn-memmesheimer
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The volume provides elements of a theory of variation. In contrast to the traditional structuralist, dialectological or sociolinguistic acceptances of the term, variation here no longer refers to the selection of functionally equivalent linguistic... (read more)

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Royte Shikhlekh Far Reytshl: Tsvey Noveles Un Dertseylung (Red Shoes for Rachel: Two Novellas and a Story)
Royte Shikhlekh Far Reytshl: Tsvey Noveles Un Dertseylung (Red Shoes for Rachel: Two Novellas and a Story)
by Boris Sandler
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Two novels and one story by Boris Sandler, the well-known Yiddish prose writer, are included under the title page of the book Red Shoes for Rachel. The heroes of all three works are about to make crucial decisions. The first novel, Somewhere Along the... (read more)

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Words on Fire: Unfin. Story of Yiddish (04 Edition)
Words on Fire: Unfin. Story of Yiddish (04 Edition)
by Katz
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Words on Fire offers a rich, engaging account of the history and evolution of the Yiddish language. Drawing on almost thirty years of scholarship, prominent Yiddish scholar Dovid Katz traces the origins of Yiddish back to the Europe of a thousand years... (read more)

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Der Wortschatz Des 8. Jahrhunderts (Und Fruherer Quellen)
Der Wortschatz Des 8. Jahrhunderts (Und Fruherer Quellen)
by Hans Follmer
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This dictionary contains the complete OHG lexis from the 8th century (and from earlier sources) and presents the first part of a planned chronological dictionary of German vocabulary. This is the first work that can claim to give a complete account of... (read more)

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Dirty Yiddish: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!" (Dirty Everyday Slang)
Dirty Yiddish: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!" (Dirty Everyday Slang)
by Adrienne Gusoff
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GET D!RTY Next time youre chattin with your khaverim (friends) and mishpukheh (family), bust out some Yiddish expressions thatll liven up the conversation, including: • Cool slang • Funny insults • Explicit sex terms • Raw swear... (read more)

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Leksikon Fun Yidishe Shrayber in Ratn-Farband: Biographical Dictionary of Yiddish Writers in the Soviet Union
Leksikon Fun Yidishe Shrayber in Ratn-Farband: Biographical Dictionary of Yiddish Writers in the Soviet Union
by Chaim Beider
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Compiled by the late Chaim Beider and edited by Boris Sandler (editor of the Yiddish Forward) and Gennady Estraikh (of NYU), this biographical dictionary of Soviet Yiddish writers includes over 400 entries, many photographs of writers, an English... (read more)

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Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do)
Just Say Nu: Yiddish for Every Occasion (When English Just Won't Do)
by Michael Wex
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Just say Nu is a practical guide to using Yiddish words and expressions in day-to-day situations. Along with enough grammar to enable readers to put together a comprehensible sentence and avoid embarrassing mistakes, Wex also explains the five most... (read more)

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