Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrew

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  • Ghil’ad Zuckermann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


Israeli Hebrew is a spoken language, 'reinvented' over the last century. It has responded to the new social and technological demands of globalization with a vigorously developing multisourced lexicon, enriched by foreign language contact. In this detailed and rigorous study, the author provides a principled classification of neologisms, their semantic fields and the roles of source languages, along with a sociolinguistic study of the attitudes of 'purists' and ordinary native speakers in the tension between linguistic creativity and the preservation of a distinct language identity.


classification creativity globalization identity Index knowledge language language contact Linguistic Analysis literature native speaker semantic transcription translation

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