Attitudes toward Yiddish dialects in Toronto: a preliminary analysis

Richard Stoll

Abstract


This paper reports on an initial attempt to assess attitudes to various dialects of Yiddish heard within the context of the Toronto Jewish community. The study focuses on the ability of speakers of Yiddish to distinguish between the various Yiddish varieties, and on their opinions concerning the prestige of a given dialect.

Keywords


Yiddish dialects; Toronto Jewish Community

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