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Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change

Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrew

Authors: Zuckermann, G.

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Israeli Hebrew is a spoken language, 'reinvented' over the last century. It has responded to the new social and technological demands of globalization with a vigorously developing multisourced lexicon, enriched by foreign language contact. In this detailed and rigorous study, the author provides a principled classification of neologisms, their semantic fields and the roles of source languages, along with a sociolinguistic study of the attitudes of 'purists' and ordinary native speakers in the tension between linguistic creativity and the preservation of a distinct language identity.

About the authors

GHIL'AD ZUCKERMANN is Gulbenkian Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. He teaches and supervises at the Faculty of Oriental Studies and is affiliated with the Department of Linguistics. He has published in English, Israeli, Italian, Yiddish, Spanish and Russian, has taught in Singapore, the USA and Israel and conducted research in Japan and Australia.

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'...this is the first time that anyone has drawn attention to the extent to which 'phono-semantic matching' applies in word formation...a most important contribution to the study of Israeli Hebrew word formation in particular and of language change in general.' - Shmuel Bolozky, Professor of Hebrew, University of Massachusetts

'This book will interest not only researchers and graduate students in the topic but also Hebraists. Moreover, any layman who loves words will find it absorbing and entertaining... it is both scholarly and original [and] an outstanding contribution to the science of etymology.' - Professor Geoffrey Lewis, St Antony's College, Oxford

'..fascinating and multifaceted... a paean to linguistic creativity. It is especially timely in the present historical context of rapid globalization and linguistic inter-influence.' - Professor James A. Matisoff, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

'The volume is extremely impressive. Zuckermann demonstrates a mastery of European and Hebrew lexicography... In addition to developing a rigorous analytical framework, he offers many detailed word (and compound) histories and carves out a well-defined position on issues of much significance.' - Professor Jeffrey Heath, University of Michigan

'The book is an outstanding piece of scholarship which undoubtedly represents a milestone in the field of lexicology. Zuckermann's attention to details has made the work a mini-encyclopaedia, much in the tradition of Jewish scholarship. Generally, his etymologies are well thought out and set a standard for current and future research.' - Joseph T. Farquharson, Linguistlist


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zuckermann, Ghil’ad

    Pages 1-5

  • New Perspectives on Lexical Enrichment

    Zuckermann, Ghil’ad

    Pages 6-62

  • The Case of Israeli: Multisourced Neologization (MSN) as an Ideal Technique for Lexical Enrichment

    Zuckermann, Ghil’ad

    Pages 63-86

  • Addition of Sememe versus Introduction of Lexeme

    Zuckermann, Ghil’ad

    Pages 87-122

  • MSN in Various Terminological Areas

    Zuckermann, Ghil’ad

    Pages 123-147

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrew
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Language History and Language Change
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Ghil’ad Zuckermann
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-3869-5
DOI
10.1057/9781403938695
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1723-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51326-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 294
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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