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Editor/Moderator: Aviva Ben-Ur <aben-ur(at)judnea(dot)umass(dot)edu>

Week of Sunday, December 3, 2006 (12 Kislev 5767)

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Index:

1. Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus Lunch (Ben-Ur)

2. Brandeis University Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2007 (Hoffman)

3. American Jewish History Book Award (Sarna)

4. Call for Papers: Jews and Muslims in the World of Islam (Kobelkwsky)

5. New Issue of _Revista Internacional de Lungüística Iberoamericana_ (Quintana)

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1. Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus Lunch (Ben-Ur)

Dear Readers:

This is to remind you that the Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus Lunch will be held at the AJS on Monday, December 18, 2006.  The cost of a kosher meal is: $33.00 and

payment information can be found at: https://www.donate.net/donationSelector/basket.asp?dept_id=671&shopper_id=693312

Please note that, as in years past, I am not in charge of collecting fees.  Please also note that any AJS conference participant may attend the Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus—you need not order a lunch.

Aviva Ben-Ur

Editor/Moderator

Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus Discussion List

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2. Brandeis University Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2007 (Hoffman)

Miriam Hoffman tauber(at)brandeis(dot)edu

via: judaic(at)judnea(dot)umass(dot)edu

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 11:52:08 -0500

November 6, 2006

Dear Colleagues,

We now welcome applications for Brandeis University Summer Institute for Israel Studies 2007. The Seminar is designed to assist faculty in colleges and universities primarily in North America in the design of new courses in Israel Studies they plan to introduce into the curriculum of their home campuses.

Please visit our web site for information on eligibility, application procedures, and stipend:

http://www.brandeis.edu/institutes/tauber/israelstudies2.shtml

Please share the attached announcement with your colleagues and others who might be interested.

Thank you.

Miriam Hoffman

Tauber Institute

Coordinator

781-736-2125

http://www.brandeis.edu/institutes/tauber/

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3. American Jewish History Book Award (Sarna)

From: "Jonathan D. Sarna" <sarna(at)brandeis(dot)edu>

via: Anna Urowitz-Freudenstein <hjmod(at)OISE(dot)UTORONTO(dot)CA>

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 23:11:36 -0500

 Request for Submissions for the 2007 Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Book Award

 The Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute of the University of Scranton invites submissions for a book award in the area of American Jewish Studies (history, biography, literature, sociology). Only books published during the years 2005 and 2006 are eligible. Edited volumes by multiple authors are not eligible. The winner will receive $2000 and two finalists $750 each. The deadline for submission is Feb. 1, 2007.

 The results of the competition will be announced by August 2007.

 Three copies of each book, along with author contact information, should be sent to:

Marc Shapiro

Dept. of Theology and Religious Studies

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA. 18510

Jonathan D. Sarna

Director,  Hornstein: The Jewish Professional Leadership Program (at) Brandeis/Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History/Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies

Brandeis University

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4. Call for Papers: Jews and Muslims in the World of Islam (Kobelkwsky)

From: Ora.Kobelkwsky(at)mai(dot)biu(dot)ac(dot)il

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:51:10 +0200

Bar-Ilan University

Faculty of Jewish Studies

The Department of Middle Eastern History

The Aharon and Rachel Dahan Center for Culture,

Society and Education in the Sephardic Heritage

in Conjunction with

The Jewish Studies Program, San Francisco State University

Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to participate in an International Conference entitled:

Jews and Muslims in the

World of Islam

The Conference will take place on Tuesday-Wednesday, 31 July - 1 August, 2007

at the University of San Francisco, U.S.A.

The conference topics relate to all periods of time:

  • Jewish and Muslims in the Middle Ages
  • Intersection between Jews and Muslims
  • Religious aspects of Judaism and Islam
  • Woman's World in Judaism and Islam
  • Music, liturgical poem and poetry
  • Bridge between the Islamic and Jewish World
  • Islam and Democracy
  • Coexistence between Jews and Muslims: Dialogue
  • Jews and Muslims In: Ottoman Empire,

 Middle East, Modern Northwest Africa

and the Western world

We invite you to submit proposals for lecture topics, accompanied by an abstract of no longer than one page. Final date for submission of proposals is Thursday, February 15, 2007.

If you wish to propose a topic not included above, please feel free to do so, and we will consider including it.

Proposals/abstracts should be sent to the following address:

The Dahan Center for Culture, Society and Education in the Sephardic Heritage

Bar-Ilan University

Ramat Gan 52900

E-mail: dahan.center(at)mail(dot)biu(dot)ac(dot)il

Papers presented at the Conference will subsequently be published in a volume of proceedings, following academic review as required.

We look forward to seeing you among the Conference participants.

Sincerely yours,

The Conference Academic Committee:

Prof. Michael M. Laskier (Chair)

Prof. Yaacov Lev

Prof. Fred Astren

Prof. Moshe Halamish

Prof. Moshe Gat

Dr. Shimon Ohayon

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5. New Issue of _Revista Internacional de Lungüística Iberoamericana_ (Quintana)

Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 17:20:10 +0200

From: "A.Quintana" <msquin(at)mscc(dot)huji(dot)ac(dot)il>

       Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana

       RILI  

            Estimados amigos,

             ha comenzado la distribución del No. 8 (270 p., ? 25) de la _Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana_ (_RILI_). Los índices de los números 1 a 7 y más información encontrarán en http://www.ibero-americana.net/es/rili1.html

             Volumen III (2006)Nº 2(8)

       I. Sección temática: Una lengua en la diáspora: el judeoespañol de Oriente

       Editores: Yvette Bürki (Universität Basel), Beatrice Schmid (Universität Basel),

       Armin Schwegler (University of California, Irvine)

       Yvette Bürki/Beatrice Schmid/Armin Schwegler: Introducción  7

       Laura Minervini: El desarrollo histórico del judeoespañol 13

       Aitor García Moreno: Innovación y arcaísmo en la morfosintaxis del judeo-español clásico 35

       Yvette Bürki: El discurso periodístico de la prensa judeoespañola del siglo XIX 53

       Aldina Quintana: Variación diatópica en judeoespañol 77

       Marie-Christine Varol: El judeoespañol en contacto: el ejemplo de Turquía 99

       Tracy Harris: The sociolinguistic situation of Judeo-Spanish in the 20th century in the United States and Israel 115

       II. Sección general

       John Lipski: El dialecto afroyungueño de Bolivia: en busca de las raíces del habla afrohispánica 137

       Lotfi Sayahi: Phonetic features of Northern Moroccan Spanish 167

       Amalia Pedrero González: Diferencias léxicas entre campo y ciudad en el sudoeste de Estados Unidos 181

       Reseñas

       Ignacio Ahumada Lara: El arte de ordenar las palabras y los conocimientos. Sobre la lengua general y la lengua de la ciencia (Mercedes García de Quesada) 205

       Manuel Alvar López: Estudio sobre las hablas meridionales (María Josefina Tejera) 206

       Milton Azevedo: Portuguese: a linguistic introduction (Fernanda L. Ferreira) 208

       Carmen Blanco: Diversidad léxica del español y destrezas del profesor de ELE (español como lengua extranjera) (Mª Ángeles Pérez Edo) 211

       Ignacio Bosque (dir.): REDES. Diccionario combinatorio del español contemporáneo (Begoña Capllonch Bujosa) 215

       Marta Fairclough: Spanish and Heritage Language Education in the United States: Struggling with Hypotheticals (Barry L. Velleman) 221

       Elena Felíu Arquiola: Morfología derivativa y semántica léxica: la prefijación de auto-, co- e inter- (Jens Lüdtke) 224

       Jesús Fuentes Guerra/Armin Schwegler: Lengua y ritos del Palo Monte Mayombe: dioses cubanos y sus fuentes africanas (John M. Lipski) 228

       José Ignacio Hualde: The Sounds of Spanish (Paloma Arroyo Vega) 233

       Pedro Hurtado Valero: Un ensayo de sintaxis cognitiva del español (Julio Calvo Pérez)  237

       Gabriele Knauer/Valeriano Bellosta von Colbe (eds.): Variación sintáctica en español. Un reto para las teorías de la sintaxis (Mercedes Sedano) 241

       Luis Fernando Lara: Lengua histórica y normatividad (Iris Bachmann) 246

       Julia Lavid: Lenguaje y nuevas tecnologías. Nuevas perspectivas, métodos y herramientas para el lingüista del siglo XXI (Elmar Eggert) 249

       Carmen Llamas Saiz: Metáfora y creación léxica (Begoña Capllonch Bujosa) 253

       Ralph Penny: Variación y cambio en español (Coloma Lleal) 258

       María Isabel Rodríguez Ponce: La prefijación apreciativa en español (Jeanett Reynoso Noverón) 260

       Reciban un saludo cordial,

       Kerstin Houba

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