Survey of American Jewish Language and Identity

By Steven M. Cohen, Sarah Bunin Benor

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), October 2009

How do American Jews speak English? Who uses Hebrew and Yiddish words and New York regional features? When using Hebrew words, who prefers Israeli pronunciations and who prefers Ashkenazic ones? Which Yiddish-origin features do some non-Jews use? To help us answer these questions, we conducted an online “viral” survey that garnered much interest from both Jews and non-Jews. This article provides our respondents and the wider reading public with a brief summary of our findings.

Topic: Language, Jewish Identification, Survey, Yiddish

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Cohen, Steven M. Benor, Sarah Bunin. Survey of American Jewish Language and Identity. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). October 2009: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3874


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