Verbal Interaction among the Bene Israel

@inproceedings{Weil1977VerbalIA,
  title={Verbal Interaction among the Bene Israel},
  author={S. Weil},
  year={1977}
}
  • S. Weil
  • Published 1977
  • In this paper I examine verbal interaction among a group of Indian Jews living in the town of Lod in Israel. I first describe the general linguistic situation in the town and the code which effects communication between edot. I then turn to the specific linguistic situation of the Bene Israel in Israel whose choice of language is determined by the disire to maintain a favorable identity in interaction with 'significant others'. Within the boundaries of the eda, a desirable identitiy is acquired… CONTINUE READING

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