Dovid Katz’s Works on Ashkenazic Hebrew and Aramaic

  1. Semantic Classes Resistant to a Yiddish Sound Shift, Columbia University undergraduate term paper for a course in Historical Linguistics taught by Professor Joseph A. Malone (1978). Online.

  2. Proto Vocalism of the European Language Hebrew and Aramaic Language Components: Yiddish and Judezmo, Columbia University undergraduate term paper for a course in Judezmo taught by David M. Bunis (1978). Online.

  3. The Semitic Component [in Yiddish] and Ashkenazic [=Chapter 6 of University of London PhD thesis] (1982) pp. 111-134. Online.

  4. Hebrew, Aramaic and the Rise of Yiddish in Joshua A. Fishman (ed), Readings in the Sociology of Jewish Languages, E.J. Brill: Leiden (1985),  pp. 85-103. Online.

  5. The Proto Dialectology of Ashkenaz in Dovid Katz (ed), Origins of the Yiddish Language [=Winter Studies in Yiddish I], Pergamon Press: Oxford et al, (1987), pp. 47-60. Online.

  6. Antiquity of the Semitic Component in Yiddish [in Yiddish] in Oxford Yiddish 2: pp. 17-95.  Online. Hebrew translation by Benjamin Harshav. Online.

  7. The Phonology of Ashkenazic in Lewis Glinert (ed), Hebrew in Ashkenaz. A Language in Exile. Oxford University Press: New York & Oxford (1993), pp. 46-87. Online.

  8. New Incarnations of Old Debates: The Lithuanian Standard and the Disputes Arising [in Yiddish] in Yivo bleter , n.s. 2: pp. 205-257 (1994). Online.

  9. On the Origins of [Ashkenazic] Penultimate Stress [in Yiddish] in Oxford Yiddish 3: pp. 389-416.  Online.

  10. Yiddish and Rotwelsch [in Yiddish] in Yiddish Pen 27 (1996): pp. 23-36. Online.

  11. The Religious Prestige of the Gaon and the Secular Prestige of Lithuanian Yiddish in Izraelis Lempertas and Lara Lempertiene (eds), The Gaon of Vilnius and the Annals of Jewish Culture, Vilnius University Press: Vilnius (1998), pp. 187-199. Online.

  12. Historical Semantics of the Term Ashkenaz(im) [in Yiddish] in Yerusholaymer Almanakh 26 (1998), pp. 235-249. Online.

  13. Aramaic [=entry in] Glanville Price (ed), Encyclopedia of the Languages of Europe, Blackwell: Oxford (1998), pp. 12-13.

  14. The Oldest Word in the Yiddish Language [in Yiddish] in Algemeyner Zhurnal (26 August 2005), p. 9. Online.

  15. The Three Languages of Ashkenaz in Words on Fire. The Unfinished Story of Yiddish (second edition), Basic Books: New York (2007), pp. 45-78, 401-402. Online.

  16. Ashkenaz in Lithuanian Jewish Culture (second edition), Baltos Lankos: Vilnius (2010), pp. 37-49. Online.

  17. Hebrew, Aramaic and Yiddish Spellings of the Name of the City Vilna in a Single Book Binding [in Yiddish] [=Mini-Museum of Old Jewish Vilna 16 (2013)]. Online.

  18. Reconstructing the Sound Pattern of Ashkenazic in Light of Yiddish Dialectology in a Vilna Hebrew Poem by Y. L. Gordon [in Yiddish] [= Mini-Museum of Old Jewish Vilna 22 (2013)]. Online.

  19. A Mixed Language (Ashkenazic Hebrew ∼ Yiddish] Ditty as 19th Century Ex Libris in a Vilna Bible Tome [in Yiddish] [=Mini-Museum of Old Jewish Vilna 28 (2013)]. Online.

  20. Interpreting a 19th Century Belarusian Rabbi’s Comments on Ashkenazic Hebrew [in Yiddish] [= Responsa in Yiddish Linguistics 3 (2016)]. Online.

  21. Mourner’s Kaddish in Lithuanian Ashkenazic in Litvak Resources section of (2021). Online.

  22. The Ashkenazic Manual: Course notes for students (Workmen’s Circle ‘Introduction to Ashkenazic Hebrew’ mini-course, Feb-March 2021, evolving into a manual, periodically updated). Online. Related youtube section.

  23. Ashkenazic Mini-Dictionary (work in progress). Online.

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See also:  A Yiddish Cultural Dictionary


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