Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

Get access

Yiddish Influence on Hebrew
(6,288 words)

1. Introduction

The Jews who wandered in the lands of the Diaspora in the centuries following the destruction of their homeland communicated with their neighbors in the local languages, but within the Jewish communities a special situation arose, which M. Weinreich (1973:251–320) called ‘internal bilingualism’, in which the Hebrew language, common to the entire Jewish people, coexisted…

Cite this page
Farstey, Hava, “Yiddish Influence on Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000081>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

▲   Back to top   ▲