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Monday, June 8 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hasidic Yiddish on the internet

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Social media and communication apps have become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives. The same trend can be seen in the Hasidic community, including the spread of Hasidic blogs and forums, WhatsApp groups, and Telegram channels. In this session, we will consider the role of Hasidic Yiddish on the internet today, as well as the impact of online communication on the language itself. Familiarity with Yiddish is a plus but is not required.

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Isaac Bleaman

Isaac L Bleaman is assistant professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on contemporary Yiddish-speaking communities in the United States. Isaac received his PhD in linguistics from New York University and his Master's in Yiddish studies... Read More →

Monday June 8, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm AEST