Ber Borochov's “The Tasks of Yiddish Philology”

  title={Ber Borochov's “The Tasks of Yiddish Philology”},
  author={Barry H. Trachtenberg},
  journal={Science in Context},
  pages={341 - 352}
Argument Ber Borochov (1881–1917), the Marxist Zionist revolutionary who founded the political party Poyle Tsien (Workers of Zion), was also one of the key theoreticians of Yiddish scholarship. His landmark 1913 essay, “The Tasks of Yiddish Philology,” was his first contribution to the field and crowned him as its chief ideologue. Modeled after late nineteenth-century European movements of linguistic nationalism, “The Tasks” was the first articulation of Yiddish scholarship as a discrete field… Expand
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