Everyone knows you can get anything you want in New York. But the one thing ¿The City¿ doesn¿t have is a take-¿em-by-the-hand, Neyawka¿s guide to living and working in the five boroughs . . . until now. New York as a Second Language: Haddabea Neyawka is destined to become the one authentic, lived-there-that¿s-it! source for the real New York.For the great benefit of all those attatan-ers who aren¿t quite sure where to begin to understand the Big Apple (note, you can get stabbed for using that phrase there), author Molly Katz created this book as a series of lessons, all aimed at introducing cousin Boodie¿from Catfish Crossing, Tenn.¿to all things New York. From Masterin¿ the Neyawk Accent and What ta Do fa Entatainment to Movin¿ Aranna City and Thinkin¿ Like a Neyawka, this hilarious tome captures the grit, the gusto, and the guts of the place like nothing else.Peppered throughout¿like sidewalk hot dogs¿are the unique words and phrases essential to the New York experience. Consider ¿Gidada heah!¿ (¿Is that so?¿), ¿Samatta?¿ (¿Have I said something wrong?¿), and ¿Awhat?¿ (¿Don¿t you agree?¿ as in ¿Is this cawfee gobbidge, awhat?¿). Besides the rich vocabulary are the situations and scenarios that make life in this city stand alone. Whether cousin Boodie¿s shopping for a real estate agent, dodging street wackos, riding the subway, or ordering morning coffee at the corner Starbucks, she¿s got something to learn at every turn. Following the lessons, readers find ¿Da Exam¿ at book¿s end, giving them their own opportunity to see just how they¿ll fit into this funny, competitive, and fantastic place to live.
More than ever in this completely updated edition, The Elements of Expression helps word users "light up the cosmos or the written page or the face across the table" as they seek the radiance of expressiveness—the vivid expression of thoughts, feelings, and observations. Nothing kills radiance like the murky, generic language dominating today's talk, airwaves, and posts. It tugs at our every sentence, but using it to express anything beyond the ordinary is like flapping the tongue to escape gravity. The Elements of Expression offers an adventurous and inspiring flight into words that truly share what's percolating in our minds. Here writers, presenters, students, bloggers—even well intentioned "Mad Men"—will discover language to convey precise feelings, move audiences, delight and persuade. No snob or scold, the acclaimed word-maven Arthur Plotnik explores the full range of expressiveness, from playful "tough talk" to finely wrought literature, with hundreds of rousing examples. Confessing that we are all "like a squid in its ink" when first groping for luminous expression, he shines his amiable wit on the elements leading, ultimately, to language of "fissionable intensity."
The practice and ideology of the treatment of the languages of Israel are examined in this book. It asks about the extent to which the present linguistic pattern may be attribited to explicit language planning activities.
Discrimination Against Palestinian Arab Children in Israel's Schools
Author: Zama Coursen-Neff
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Children, Palestinian Arab
Nearly one in four of Israel's 1.6 million schoolchildren are educated in a public school system wholly separate from the majority. These children are Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel. A world apart in quality from the public schools serving Israel's majority Jewish population, schools for Palestinian Arab children offer fewer facilities and educational opportunities than are offered other Israel children.
Discourse about Jewish communists in Egypt shows that the perception of minorities is linked to the majority's perception of its own condition. Jewish communists became politically active in Egypt during a period when Egyptian society as a whole was in a process of change. Where that change would lead was uncertain. Different political and social forces were engaged in a power struggle. Young Jews turned to communism because it seemed to be the best basis for social justice and equality. What they hoped to accomplish in Egypt seems utopian today, and many of their former comrades believe that the Jewish leadership of Egyptian communist groups was very likely a consequence of foreign manipulation. Irmgard Schrand teaches at the Hochschule fr ffentliche Verwaltung in Bremen, Germany.
Based on the premise that Jewish languages such as Judeo- Arabic, Ladino, and Yiddish offer crucial clues to ethnic origins, Wexler (linguistics, Tel-Aviv U.) challenges the prevailing view that Sephardic Jewry originated in Spain, asserting that they were in fact descended from Berber proselytes. The author finds remnants of this North African Berber and Arab substrate in the language and culture of the Sephardic Jews and presents an array of linguistic (as well as historical, literary, and ethnographic) data in support of his hypothesis. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR