Alexander Harkavy
Alexander Harkavy (אַלכּסנדר האַרקאַווי, Александр Гаркави, Aleksandr Garkavi; May 5, 1863 at Nowogrudok (נאַוואַרעדאָק), Minsk guberniya (governorate), Russian Empire (now Navahrudak, Hrodna, Belarus...
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Ruth Wisse
Ruth R. Wisse (pronounced "wise"; born May 13, 1936) is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University.She is the sister of David Roski...
Leonard Talmy
Leonard Talmy is a professor emeritus of linguistics and philosophy at the University at Buffalo in New York. He is known for his pioneering work in cognitive linguistics, more specifically, in the re...
Ber Borochov
Dov Ber Borochov (Russian: Дов-Бер Борохов; July 4, 1881 – December 17, 1917) was a Marxist Zionist and one of the founders of the Labor Zionist movement as well as a pioneer in the study of Yiddi...
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Marvin Herzog
Marvin (Mikhl) I. Herzog (September 13, 1927 — June 28, 2013) was a Yiddish language Professor at Columbia University.He was the Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Yiddish Atlas Project at Columbia U...
Lazăr Șăineanu
Lazăr Șăineanu ([ˈlazər ʃəjˈne̯anu], also spelled Șeineanu, born Eliezer Schein; Francisized Lazare Sainéan, [lazaʁ sa.ine.ɑ̃], or Sainéanu; April 23, 1859 – May 11, 1934) was a Romanian-born philolog...
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Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Ghil'ad Zuckermann (Hebrew: גלעד צוקרמן‎  [ɡilˈ(ʔ)ad ˈtsukeʁman]; born June 1, 1971) is an Israeli linguist who works with language revival, contact linguistics, lexicology and the stud...
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Joshua Fishman
Joshua Aaron Fishman, (Yiddish: שיקל פֿישמאַן — Shikl Fishman; July 18, 1926 – March 1, 2015) was an American linguist who specialized in the sociology of language, language planning, bilingual ...
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Alexander Beider
Alexander Beider is the author of reference books in the field of Jewish onomastics.
Alexander Beider was born in Moscow in 1963. In 1986 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Tech...
Edward Sapir
Edward Sapir (/səˈpɪər/; 1884–1939) was an American anthropologist-linguist, who is widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the early development of the discipline of linguistics....
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Uriel Weinreich
Uriel Weinreich (Yiddish: אוריאל ווײַנרײַך‎, Uriel Vaynraykh; 23 May 1926 – 30 March 1967) was a Polish-American linguist.
Uriel Weinreich was born in Wilno (since 1945: Vilnius) to a fa...
Noach Pryłucki
Noach (Nojach) Pryłucki or Noach Prilutski (born October 1, 1882 in Berdichev, died on August 12, 1941 in Vilnius) was a Jewish Polish politician from the Folkspartei. He was also a Yiddish linguist, ...
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Zalman Reisen
Zalman Reisen (1887-1940?) was a lexicographer and literary historian of Yiddish literature.
Reisen was born in Koydenev (now known as Dzyarzhynsk) in Minsk Governorate (in present-day Belarus) in...
Michael Wex
Michael Wex (born September 12, 1954) is a Canadian novelist, playwright, translator, lecturer, performer, and author of books on language and literature. His specialty is Yiddish and his book Born to...
Max Weinreich
Max Weinreich (22 April 1894 in Kuldīga, Russian Empire, now Latvia – 29 January 1969 in New York City, USA) was a linguist, specializing in sociolinguistics and the Yiddish language, and the father o...
Zelig Kalmanovich
Zelig Hirsch Kalmanovich (Latvian: Zēligs Hiršs Kalmanovičs) (1885–1944) was a Litvak Jewish philologist, translator, historian, and community archivist of the early 20th century. He was a renowne...
Irena Klepfisz
Irena Klepfisz (born April 17, 1941) is a Jewish Lesbian author, academic and activist.
Klepfisz was born in the Warsaw Ghetto on April 17, 1941 and was 2 years old during the "varshever geto oyfs...
Nochum Shtif
Nohum Shtif (Yiddish: נחום שטיף‎; 1879, Rovno – 1933, Kiev), was a Jewish linguist, literary historian, publisher, translator, and philologist of the Yiddish language and social activist. In...
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Dovid Katz
Dovid Katz (Yiddish: הירשע־דוד כ״ץ, also דוד קאַץ, הירשע־דוד קאַץ—Hirshe-Dovid Kats) (born 9 May 1956) is an American-born, Vilnius-based Yiddish scholar, author and educator, and cultural historian o...
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Judah A. Joffe
Judah Achilles Joffe (1873, Bakhmut, Ukraine – 1966, New York; Yiddish: יאפע, יהודה) was a Yiddish philologist.Among Joffe's noted works is his 1949 critical edition of the Bovo-Bukh, the most popular...
Mordkhe Schaechter
Itsye Mordkhe Schaechter (Yiddish: איציע מרדכי שעכטער; December 1, 1927 – February 15, 2007) was a leading Yiddish linguist, as well as a writer and educator who spent a lifetime studying, standar...
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Solomon Birnbaum
Solomon Birnbaum, also Salomo, Solomon A or Solomon Asher, (December 24, 1891 in Vienna – December 28, 1989 in Toronto) was a Yiddish linguist and Hebrew paleographer.
Birnbaum was the oldest son...