The Resource Language, identity, and social division : the case of Israel, Eliezer Ben-Rafael

Language, identity, and social division : the case of Israel, Eliezer Ben-Rafael

Label
Language, identity, and social division : the case of Israel
Title
Language, identity, and social division
Title remainder
the case of Israel
Statement of responsibility
Eliezer Ben-Rafael
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The shift to Hebrew as a national language is at the root of the creation of Israel, yet many Jewish former immigrants still use the language of their country of origin. Ultra-orthodox communities retain their own codes, and the use of Arabic remains a clear marker of the Israeli-Arab town and village. At the same time Israel's position in international affairs has encouraged a wide penetration of the society, along class lines, by languages of world-wide communication
  • These very same languages, for example English and French, have different values in their local context, and play active, and different, roles in the formation of social boundaries. In his analysis Eliezer Ben-Rafael focuses on linguistic resources and symbols which reflect and reveal the complex structure of class, ethnic, religious, and national identities and cleavages in Israeli society
  • More generally, he uses the Israeli case to show how sociolinguistic ideas may be related to sociological propositions about social aspects of language use
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Ben Rafael, Eliezer
Index
index present
LC call number
P40.45.I75
LC item number
B46 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Ethnic relations
  • Language and languages
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociale identiteit
  • Sociale orde
  • Talen
  • Sprachenfrage
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Israel
  • Israel
Label
Language, identity, and social division : the case of Israel, Eliezer Ben-Rafael
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hebrew among the Sephardim. French, Arabic, and Spanish among the North Africans. The Linguistic Transformation of Middle-Easterners -- 8. Israel's Social Cleavages. A New Class. Ethnicity among Jews. The National Religious. The Ultra-Orthodox. The Dominant Culture Confronted by Religiosity. Jews and Arabs -- 9. The Quantitative Dimension -- 10. Languages and Stratification. Arabic, Yiddish, and English as Class Markers. Languages in the Class Structure -- 11. Languages and Ethnicity. Language and Community among Ashkenazim. Non-Ashkenazi Communities. New Challenges from Ethiopia and Russia -- 12. The Languages of the Religious Cleavages. Yiddish and Loyshen Koydesh versus Hebrew. Elitism versus Mainstream -- 13. The Case of a National Minority. The Israeli Arabs. Urban and Rural Communities. French Education for Arabs. The Languages of the Druse -- 14. English in Society. The Forces of the Linguistic Market. The Sociology of English in Israel. Identity Forged by Language
  • 15. The Social Transformation of French. The High-School Students of French. The Parents' Attitude towards French. Teachers and Principals. Is French still the Language of a Community? -- 16. Yiddish in Israel. Jews against Yiddish. A Yiddish Theatre in Tel Aviv. The Language of the Elderly. Yiddish as a Linguistic Resource -- 17. The Diffusion of Arabic. The Language of the Weak. An Object of Policy. The Lack of Ethnic Backing. A Weak Linguistic-Capital Value. The Syndrome -- 18. Identity, Boundaries, and Language. The Facets of the Dominant Culture. New Aspects. The Impact of the Language Market. A Multi-Cleavage View of Society -- 19. Towards a Theoretical Approach. Dominance, Elitism, and Desinvolture Langagiere. Classes and Ethnic Groups as Socio-cultural Groupings. Values of Languages and Social Status -- Appendix 1. Social Factors Relating to the Knowledge of Languages -- Appendix 2. The Non-Hebrew Israeli Press
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9780198240723
Lccn
93025686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28417910
  • (OCoLC)ocm28417910
Label
Language, identity, and social division : the case of Israel, Eliezer Ben-Rafael
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hebrew among the Sephardim. French, Arabic, and Spanish among the North Africans. The Linguistic Transformation of Middle-Easterners -- 8. Israel's Social Cleavages. A New Class. Ethnicity among Jews. The National Religious. The Ultra-Orthodox. The Dominant Culture Confronted by Religiosity. Jews and Arabs -- 9. The Quantitative Dimension -- 10. Languages and Stratification. Arabic, Yiddish, and English as Class Markers. Languages in the Class Structure -- 11. Languages and Ethnicity. Language and Community among Ashkenazim. Non-Ashkenazi Communities. New Challenges from Ethiopia and Russia -- 12. The Languages of the Religious Cleavages. Yiddish and Loyshen Koydesh versus Hebrew. Elitism versus Mainstream -- 13. The Case of a National Minority. The Israeli Arabs. Urban and Rural Communities. French Education for Arabs. The Languages of the Druse -- 14. English in Society. The Forces of the Linguistic Market. The Sociology of English in Israel. Identity Forged by Language
  • 15. The Social Transformation of French. The High-School Students of French. The Parents' Attitude towards French. Teachers and Principals. Is French still the Language of a Community? -- 16. Yiddish in Israel. Jews against Yiddish. A Yiddish Theatre in Tel Aviv. The Language of the Elderly. Yiddish as a Linguistic Resource -- 17. The Diffusion of Arabic. The Language of the Weak. An Object of Policy. The Lack of Ethnic Backing. A Weak Linguistic-Capital Value. The Syndrome -- 18. Identity, Boundaries, and Language. The Facets of the Dominant Culture. New Aspects. The Impact of the Language Market. A Multi-Cleavage View of Society -- 19. Towards a Theoretical Approach. Dominance, Elitism, and Desinvolture Langagiere. Classes and Ethnic Groups as Socio-cultural Groupings. Values of Languages and Social Status -- Appendix 1. Social Factors Relating to the Knowledge of Languages -- Appendix 2. The Non-Hebrew Israeli Press
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 289 pages
Isbn
9780198240723
Lccn
93025686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28417910
  • (OCoLC)ocm28417910

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