Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Origins of Yiddish Dialects$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alexander Beider

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198739319

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739319.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 November 2018

Slavic elements

Slavic elements

Chapter:
(p.414) 5 Slavic elements
Source:
Origins of Yiddish Dialects
Author(s):

Alexander Beider

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739319.003.0005

This chapter shows that there were two separate regions where, during the Middle Ages, local Jews spoke the languages of their Slavic Gentile neighbors in their everyday life. The first region corresponds to Bohemia and Moravia where members of Jewish communities spoke Old Czech before the fourteenth century. To them we owe a tiny Eastern Yiddish (EY) substratum encompassing several dozen words and given names. The second region is composed of territories that until the thirteenth century belonged to Rus’. Only a few given names are inherited from local Jews by EY. During the following centuries, Polish had an important adstratal influence on all of EY, while Ukrainian and Belarusian influenced local Yiddish dialects. The structural changes found in almost all systems of EY are due not to its Old Czech substratum but to later borrowings from Polish and East Slavic languages.

Keywords:   Eastern Yiddish, linguistic substratum, Old Czech, Jewish given names

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .