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Attitude to Language
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The unique case of the revival of Modern Hebrew has elicited very disparate views among scholars with respect to its origin and the need for regulation. In view of the fact that Hebrew was not spoken as a native language for over 1,700 years, from the time of the dispersion of most Hebrew speakers in the 2nd century C.E. until the end of the 19th century, its reemergence as a spoken language is unique in the annals of linguistic history. As such, it has generated debate, not only concerning the …

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Muchnik, Malka, “Attitude to Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 18 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000576>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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