[Mendele] MENDELE Personal Notices and Announcements--announcing EYDES: Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies

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June 24, 2009

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Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:37:26 +0200
From: Robert Neumann <robert.neumann at rhein-neckar.netsurf.de>
Subject: -new publication

Announcing the publication of


Evidence of Yiddish Documented in European Societies:
The Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry.
Marvin Herzog, Ulrike Kiefer, Robert Neumann, Wolfgang Putschke, and 
Sunshine (eds.), with the assistance of Frdric Hartweg, Tbingen (Max 
Niemeyer Verlag, an imprint of Walter de Gruyter) 2008.
(Beihefte zum Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, vol. 5.)

Celebrating the unique repository of The Language and Culture Atlas of
Ashkenazic Jewry, housed at Columbia University Libraries and initiated by 
the late Uriel Weinreich in the 1950s.
At www.eydes.de the vast archive of The Language and Culture Atlas of 
Ashkenazic Jewry, with its 5000 hours of recorded testimony in Yiddish 
about Ashkenazic society in Europe, can freely be accessed and researched 
via the internet. This first corpus of spoken Yiddish has been made 
available in the internet since 2005.
In 18 contributions scholars comment on the collection's research 
potentials, discuss data and methodology and throw new light on the 
interactions between Yiddish and coterritorial cultures (Language of 
publication: English, French, German, Yiddish)

Ulrike Kiefer:  Zeugnis - wovon und wofr?

Frank Alvarez-Preyre: L'Atlas linguistique et culturel du judasme
ashknaze et le Programme EYDES - les enseignements d'une continuit.

Jean Baumgarten: L'apport des tudes sur la langue et la culture yiddish du 
XVIe au XVIIIe sicle au Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry.

Jonathan Boyarin: The Atlas Interview in the Age of Its Internet Ubiquity.

Janet Gertz: Audio Preservation and the LCAAJ Archive at Columbia 

Paul Glasser: Regional Variation in Southeastern Yiddish - Historical 

Eugene Green: The Infix [-ev-] and Initial Accent in Yiddish Verbs.

Benjamin Harshav: Essay on Multilingualism.

Neil G. Jacobs: A Code of Many Colors - Deciphering the Language of Jewish 

Ulrike Kiefer, Robert Neumann: Der Jiddische Sprach- und Kulturatlas als 
explorierbares Gedchtnis.

William Labov: Is a Structural Dialectology Practical? Re-deploying 
Weinreich's Approach to Diasystems.

Steven Lowenstein: The Language and Culture Atlas - Reminiscence and 

Rakhmiel Peltz: The Sibilants of Northeastern Yiddish - A Study in 
Linguistic Variation.

Rosaline D. Schwartz: Notes of a Fieldworker for the Language and Culture 
Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry.

Jeffrey Shandler: Mapping Yiddishland: Place, Time, and Speech.

Andrew Sunshine: The Making of a Chair - Uriel Weinreich and the Yiddish 
Chair at Columbia University.

Bina and Uriel Weinreich: Vegn onvendn dem geografishn metod in der 
yiddisher lingvistik un folkloristik (mit a proyekt far a yidishn shprakh- 
un folklor-atlas) [1950, in Yiddish].

For further information visit:

Frderverein fr Jiddische Sprache und Kultur e.V., Dsseldorf
Board: Dr. Klaus Schtz, Dr. Gerhard Pfeiffer-Jger, Robert Neumann

Robert Neumann - Dr. Ulrike Kiefer

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