Jiddisch - niederdeutsche Sprachbeziehungen in Ostfriesland

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Recently discovered sources indicate that the Jewish population of East Frisia in Northwest Germany used a variety based on Western Yiddish as an in-group vernacular well into the 20th century. The East Frisian Jewish variety shows contact-induced traces of Low German, mainly in the lexicon but also in a number of morphological structures. This study does not only analyzes the influence of Low German on the East Frisian Jewish variety but also asks the question, whether three hundred years of language contact have led to traces of the Jewish variety in east Frisian Low German.

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Translated title of the contributionYiddish : Low German language relations in East Frisia
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)71-111
Number of pages41
JournalJahrbuch des Vereins für Niederdeutsche Sprachforschung
Volume131
StatePublished - 2008

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  • East Frisia, Western Yiddish, Low German, East Frisian Jewish variety

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