Robert D. King’s Works in Yiddish Studies

 toward a bibliography

in honor of Bob King on his 85th birthday


This is the start of a bibliography undertaken in cooperation with Prof. King in Austin, Texas. Additions and corrections welcome!

Publications in honor of Robert D. King are listed below.

WITH UPDATES TO 23 FEB. 2022. Note: All PDFs uploaded appear here with the express permission and blessing of Prof. Robert D. King.

1969

Historical Linguistics and Generative Grammar (Prentice Hall 1969). PDF of prelims and pages referencing Yiddish.

Review of U. Weinreich, English-Yiddish Yiddish-English Dictionary (1968) in Journal of English and Germanic Philology 68, pp. 465-466.

1972

Review of  Werner Weinberg, Die Reste des Jüdischdeutschen (1970) in Journal of English and Germanic Philology 69, pp. 510-513.

1976

The History of Final Devoicing in Yiddish (Indiana University Linguistics Club 1976).

1979

“Can Historical Linguistic Evidence Support the Rhineland Theory of the Origins of Yiddish?” (paper placed before the First International Conference on Research in Yiddish Language and Literature at the Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, 6-9 August 1979).

1980

“The History of Final Devoicing in Yiddish” in Marvin I. Herzog, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Dan Miron, Ruth Wisse (eds), The Field of Yiddish. Studies in Yiddish Language, Folklore and Literature. Fourth Collection (Institute for the Study of Human Issues 1980), pp. 371-430.

& Alice Faber, “Historical Linguistics and History: Yiddish Prehistory” (paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America Winter Meeting).

1984

Alice Faber & Robert D. King,  “Yiddish and the Settlement History of Ashkenazic Jews” in  The Mankind Quarterly 24 (1984), pp. 393–425. Republication in David Blumenthal (ed.), Approaches to the Study of Judaism in Medieval Times (vol. II of Brown Judaica Series, Scholar’s Press: Chico, California), pp. 73-108.

1985

“Humanistic Byways: Yiddish for Beginners” in The Texas Humanist 7, pp. 35-36.

1987

“Proto-Yiddish Morphology” in Dovid Katz (ed.), Origins of the Yiddish Language (Pergamon Press 1987), pp. 73-81.

“More about Uriel Weinreich’s Four Riddles” in Shofar 6 (1987).

1988

“Two of Weinreich’s Four Riddles Revisited” in Dovid Katz (ed.), Dialects of the Yiddish Language (Pergamon Press 1988), pp.  85-98.

The Weinreich Legacy. Fifth Annual Avrom-Nokhem Stencl Lecture in Yiddish Studies (Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies 1988).

1990

“On the Origins of the -s Plural in Yiddish” in Paul Wexler (ed.),  Studies in Yiddish Linguistics (Max Niemeyer 1990), pp. 47-53.

“A Conspiracy and a Question Mark” [in Yiddish: “A konspirátsye un a fráge-tseykhn”] in Dovid Katz (ed.), Oksforder Yidish, vol. 1 (Harwood Academic Publishers 1990), pp. 247-251.

1991

“Matisyohu Mieses” in Dov-Ber Kerler (ed.), History of Yiddish Studies (Harwood Academic Publishers 1991), pp. 25-38.

1992

“Migration and Linguistics as Illustrated by Yiddish” in  Trends in Linguistics 58: Reconstructing Languages and Cultures (1992),  pp. 419–439.

Review of Joshua A. Fishman, Yiddish: Turning to Life (1991) in Language 68, pp. 831-833.

1993

“Early Yiddish Vowel Systems: A Contribution by William G. Moulton to the Debate on the Origins of Yiddish” in  The Field of Yiddish. Fifth Collection (1993), pp. 87–98.

Review of Marvin I. Herzog et al, Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, vol. 1 (1991) in Michigan Germanic Studies 19, pp. 84-86.

1995

Review of Jack Kugelmass (ed.) , Going Home = YIVO Annual, vol. 21 in Shofar 13:4 (1995), pp. 99-101.

1998

“The Czernowitz Conference in Retrospect” in Dov-Ber Kerler (ed.), Politics of Yiddish (Alta Mira Press, 1998), pp.  x-x.

“On the Uses of Yiddish Linguistic Geography” in Shofar 27 (1998), pp. 81-89.

“Yiddish Evidence for Early Uvular [r] in German” in Studies in Germanic Philology  10 (1998), pp. 279-290.

1999

Review of Marvin I. Herzog et al, The Language and Culture Atlas of Ashkenazic Jewry, vol. 3 in Michigan Germanic Studies 24, pp. 230-232.

2001

“The Paradox of Creativity in Diaspora. The Yiddish Language and Jewish Identity” in Diaspora, Identity, and Language Communities = Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 31:1,pp. 213-229.

Review of Gennady Estraikh, Soviet Yiddish: Language Planning and Linguistic Development in Language in Society 30:1 (March 2001), pp. 118-121.

2004

“A Different Side of Isaac Bashevis” in Jewish Affairs 59, pp. 36-39.

2005

“Lessons of Yiddish for Nostratic” in Proceedings of the Conference on Nostratic in Pecz, Hungary (2005).

2019

Lucy Dawidowicz, the Yiddish Eagle of the Bronx” in Tablet (5 Dec. 2019).

2020

The Groundbreaking Memoirs of Glikl of Hamel” in Mosaic Magazine (4 Feb. 2020).

2021

Goodbye Chomsky and Other Essays on Language (Austin Macauley 2021), chapter 13, select pp.

Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Afterlife in Texas” in Tablet (23 July 2021).


Publications honoring Robert D. King:

Patricia C. Sutcliffe (ed), The Polymath Intellectual: A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Robert D. King (Agarita Press, 2020).

Dovid Katz, I Kings (Mlókhim Alef) and II Kings (Mlókhim Beyz) Translated into Lithuanian Yiddish from the Biblical Hebrew. In Honor of Professor Robert D. King (2022).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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