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Hebrew and Zionism : A Discourse Analytic Cultural Study :  A Discourse Analytic Cultural Study - Ron Kuzar

Hebrew and Zionism : A Discourse Analytic Cultural Study

A Discourse Analytic Cultural Study

By: Ron Kuzar

Hardcover Published: 2000
ISBN: 9783110169928
Number Of Pages: 336
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This book observes and critiques controversies on the genesis and the character of Israeli Hebrew. Did it emerge through revival? Did Ben-Yehuda play a role in it? Is Hebrew a normal language now? The hegemonic ideology of the revival of Hebrew is shown to have been harmonious with various Zionist streams, as well as with its rival, Canaanism. The effects of revivalism are evaluated, and argument is made in favour of non-revivalist alternatives in linguistics and in language education.

Background and theoryp. 1
The emergence of Israeli Hebrewp. 41
Ben-Yehuda: A biographyp. 42
Reframing Ben-Yehudap. 107
A non-revivalist research agenda of the history of Israeli Hebrewp. 120
The debate over the normalcy of Hebrewp. 137
Competing discourses in linguisticsp. 138
Competing discourses in post-independence Zionismp. 147
The rounds of the debatep. 152
The problem of normalcyp. 185
The state of the debate after the 1950sp. 190
Canaanite alternatives in politics and linguisticsp. 197
A movement and a familyp. 199
Canaanite political discoursep. 201
Canaanite linguistic discoursep. 233
Afterwordp. 279
Generalp. 279
The nationp. 280
The languagep. 287
Transliteration of Hebrewp. 293
Referencesp. 297
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9783110169928
ISBN-10: 3110169924
Series: Language, Power and Social Process [Lpsp]
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 2000
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.65