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Transcription into Latin Script: Pre-Modern England
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Works of Christian Hebraists in 12th- and 13th-century England are interspersed with Hebrew words transcribed into the Latin alphabet (Christian Hebraists: Medieval Period). The reason for such transcriptions was two-fold: on the one hand, it was a pedagogical device for teaching Hebrew, and on the other, it gave a certain minimal access to the Hebrew language to those who had not mastered it but wanted to use it (for example, in anti-Jewish polemics). It is often difficult to ascertain whether the transcriptions ref…

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Olszowy-Schlanger, Judith, “Transcription into Latin Script: Pre-Modern England”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 14 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000627>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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