This new collection of papers, which attempts to explore the factors that shaped Modern Hebrew syntax, is addressed to both scholars of Hebrew and linguists not well acquainted with Hebrew, who are intrigued by interesting cases of linguistic change, language contact, language acquisition, and language planning. Each of the case studies found in the volume’s twenty-four chapters, and the introductory essay, point to a complex integration of factors, primarily transmission of premodern traits, influence of contact languages, and internal development. To this one must add the intensive activity of language planners, prescriptivists, and teachers. The balance between these factors varies from generation to generation and from one phenomenon to another, but it appears that they all played an essential role in the development of Modern Hebrew.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||לשוננו: כתב-עת לחקר הלשון העברית והתחומים הסמוכים לה|
|State||Published - 2016|
- Hebrew language, Modern
- שפה עברית -- תקופה מודרנית