Comprehensive Yiddish-english Dictionary by Solon BeinfeldComprehensive Yiddish-english Dictionary by Solon Beinfeld

Comprehensive Yiddish-english Dictionary

EditorSolon Beinfeld, Harry Bochner

Hardcover | January 8, 2013

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Including over 37,000 entries compiled by a team of expert Yiddish linguists, Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary surpasses all its predecessors in the number of words and rich selection of idioms, examples of usage, and coverage of stylistic levels and dialect forms. The user-friendly entries include words for standard and literary as well as contemporary colloquial and conversational usage and a wide range of terms from all sources of Yiddish, including those of Hebraic-Aramaic, Slavic, and Romance as well as Germanic origin. The lexical corpus comes directly from the highly acclaimed Dictionnaire Yiddish-Français by Yitskhok Niborski and Bernard Vaisbrot, published by the Bibliothèque Medem in Paris in 2002. Augmented by an extensive user's guide, this volume is an indispensable resource for students, teachers, translators, and readers of Yiddish.

Solon Beinfeld taught modern European and modern Jewish history at Washington University in St. Louis and has translated extensively from Yiddish, most recently The Last Jew of Treblinka by Chil Rajchman.Harry Bochner, a linguist and Yiddishist, is author of Simplicity in Generative Morphology.
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Title:Comprehensive Yiddish-english DictionaryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:744 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.7 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253009839

ISBN - 13:9780253009838

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"Students and professional Yiddishists on all levels now have available a crucial aid in their work. Included is a most helpful user's guide, an introduction and road map through the difficulties inherent in working with two distinct alphabets and language systems. This volume is an indispensable, skillful, and user-friendly addition to the field of Yiddish.... Essential." -Choice