What Yiddish did to German and other languages….

the-university-of-adelaideWex is giving a lecture at the University of Adelaide! Click here for full details.

Using a number of fairly common Yiddish words and idioms, this Special Lecture will examine some of the cultural and linguistic mechanisms employed by German and East-European Jews to transform the German encountered by the original Ashkenazim into a vehicle for a comprehensively Jewish view of the world.