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Obraztsy bytovoy rechi na mertvom yazyke: russkiy razgovornik na ivrite XIX v [Samples of Everyday Speech in a Dead Language: Russian Phrasebook in Hebrew of 19th Century]

Yampolskaya, S.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
This article aims to analyze everyday Hebrew dialogues, printed in the Manual of the Russian Language by Zalkind Epshteyn (1869). The status of the Hebrew language of the 19th century — whether it was a dead language or not so much — still remains disputable. Within this framework, the manual represents a curious source that contradicts common knowledge on Hebrew language usage before its revival. The analysis of the manual begins with a survey on everyday Hebrew lexis (part 2) and on the dialogue topics (part 3). Enlightenment pragmatics of the book limited the possible variety of topics. Therefore dialogues describing communicative situations of a lower status...
free text keywords: history of modern Hebrew, Maskilic Hebrew, T-V distinction, forms of address, honorific forms in Hebrew, dead language, spoken language
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