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Jewish Languages: Contested Pasts and Futures is a survey of the historical and contemporary life of the languages of the Jewish diaspora, especially Yiddish but also Ladino and Judeo-Arabic. After orienting with a review of Yiddish culture in the United States and Europe before the Holocaust, we will jump to the politics and poetics of contemporary Yiddish revival movements, before filling in the historical gaps in between. We will be particularly interested in a critical perspective on how standard language ideology has shaped the development of modern Jewish language communities. About 40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of discussion per day for three days. No prerequisite. Sign-up form: forms.gle/YoVCiC4sZ5jK6d1r6 Instructor: Louis Chase

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