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How different is Judeo-Arabic from Arabic?
3 May @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 3 May 2022, 6:30 pm UK time, 8:30 pm Israel. Judeo-Arabic is a ‘religiolect’ that has been spoken and written by Jews throughout the Arabic-speaking world. Although drawing on elements of standard Arabic, Judeo-Arabic has certain features that sets it apart: Hebrew characters, specific scripts and elements of Hebrew and Aramaic grammar. Professor Benjamin Hary will demonstrate examples from Jewish communities in Morocco, Baghdad, and especially Cairo.
Professor Hary is the Director of NYU Tel Aviv, a Professor at the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and the current President of the Israeli Association for the Study of Language and Society.. He has authored several books and numerous articles. Recording here.