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Yiddish- Hebrew Mixed Texts
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The texts referred to here are communal documents which originated in the territories where Yiddish was spoken as a vernacular language of Jewish communities, i.e., mostly Central and Eastern Europe. Good representations of this kind of text are collections of Jewish communal documents of Polish soil that cover the time span of the 16th–18th centuries, a period characterized by flourishing Jewish autonomy in Poland. We will discuss the language of this corpus of texts.

These documents, issued by communal authorities, concern different aspects of civil law and everyday…

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Tomal, Maciej, “Yiddish-Hebrew Mixed Texts”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_000479>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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