By S.A. Birnbaum,Eleazar Birnbaum,David Birnbaum,Kalman Weiser,Jean Baumgarten
One of the good Yiddish students of the 20th century, S.A. Birnbaum (1891–1989) released Yiddish: A Survey and a Grammar in 1979 in the direction of the tip of a protracted and prolific profession. not like different grammars and learn publications for English audio system, Yiddish: A Survey and a Grammar absolutely describes the Southern Yiddish dialect and pronunciation used this day via so much local audio system, whereas additionally making an allowance for Northern Yiddish and traditional Yiddish, linked to secularist and educational circles. The booklet additionally comprises specimens of Yiddish prose and poetic texts spanning 8 centuries, sampling Yiddish literature from the medieval to fashionable eras throughout its enormous eu geographic expanse.
The moment variation of Yiddish: A Survey and a Grammar makes this vintage textual content on hand back to scholars, lecturers, and Yiddish-speakers alike. that includes 3 new introductory essays by way of famous Yiddish students, a corrected model of the textual content, and an elevated and up-to-date bibliography, this publication is key analyzing for any critical scholar of Yiddish and its culture.