Conferences Attended

As of 3 May 2013:


“Judezmo Speakers on ‘New Language’ and ‘Old Language’,” Old and New in Jewish Languages: Fifth International Conference of the Center for Jewish Languages, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 29 April-2 May 2013 (in Hebrew).

“The Judeo-Arabic Bible-Translation Tradition as the Source of the Jewish Ladino Bible-Translation Tradition,” Conference in Honor of Professor Ora (Rodrigue) Schwarzwald on Her Retirement from Bar-Ilan University, Bar-Ilan University, 30 December 2012 (in Hebrew).

“The Modern Judezmo and Yiddish Literary Languages: Two Models, Two Solutions,” Around the Point: The Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of Jews – An International Conference, Bar-Ilan University, December 17-19, 2012

“Jewish and Arab Medieval Ibero-Romance: Parallels and Differences,” Congresso Língua e Cultura de Judeus e Mouros, Universidade de Évora, 5-6 November 2012

“Talking About Judezmo in Ladinokomunita Nowadays,” First Sefardic Summerschool in Sofia, Jewish Community of Sofia, 1-8 September 2012

“Judezmo Speakers Today: Demographics,” First Sefardic Summerschool in Sofia, Jewish Community of Sofia, 1-8 September 2012

“The Autobiographical Writings of Constantinople Judezmo Journalist David Fresco as a Clue to His Language Attitudes,” 17th Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies, Bar Ilan University, 3-4 July 2012

“The Judeo-Arabic Origins of the Jewish Ladino Bible-Translation Tradition,” The Encounter of the Jews of Sefarad with Islam and Muslims: The Second International Conference of the Society for Sefardic Studies, Évora University, 20-23 May 2012.

Muestras Uzansas (Our Customs): Sephardic Traditions as a Discourse Topic in the Ladinokomunita Internet Correspondence Circle,” Minhagim: Custom and Practice in Jewish Life—An International Conference, Tel Aviv University – May 13-16, 2012

“Whole Hebrew Phonology of Ottoman Judezmo Speakers: The Medieval Roots,” Hebrew and Jewish Language Traditions: An International Conference, Haifa University, 25-26 March 2012

“Echoes of Judezmo in Syria,” The Jews of Sefarad Between Edom and Kedar: International Conference in Honor of Professor Yom Tov Assis, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem & Ben-Zvi Institute, 26-28 February 2012

“The maskilic Roots of Journalist David Fresco’s Antagonism Toward Judezmo,” The Ottoman Imperial Center in Personal Memoirs of Jews (19-20th Centuries), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 10 October 2011

“From Early Middle to Late Middle Judezmo: The Ottoman Component as a Determining Factor”, Common Culture and Particular Identities: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Ottoman Balkans (15th – 20th Century), Belgrade University, Belgrade, 22–24 June 2011

“The Re-Castilianization of Judezmo: Fact or Fiction?” First National Congress of Hispanists, Association of Hispanists in Israel, Jerusalem, 1-2 June 2011.

“Toward a Historical Periodization of Ottoman Judezmo (Judeo-Spanish): The Turkish Component Between the Early Middle and Late Middle Periods,” Osmanlı ve Cumhuriyet Dönemi Türk Tarihi — I. Uluslarası LAÜ Tarih Kongresi, European University of Lefke, 6-9 April 2011

“Más allá de la dialectología sefardí,” El judeoespañol a través de sus textos, Consejo Superios de Investigaciones Ciéntificas, Madrid, 9 March 2011

“The Judezmo Press as a Channel for the Diffusion of Modern Linguistic Concepts,” La Presse Judéo-Espagnole, Support et Vecteur de la Modernité, INALCO (Paris), 10 March 2011

“Register Constraints on the Lexicon of Emotion in Judezmo and Yiddish,” Seminar on Jewish Languages, Frankel Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Michigan, 1 December 2010

“Written Reflections of Spoken Codeswitching Between Judezmo and Other Languages Among the Sephardim of the Former Ottoman Empire, 1492-1942,” Sixteenth British Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, 13-15 July 2010

“Judezmo Passages in the Responsa of Rabbi Shemuel de Medina (Salonika 1506-1589): Verbatim Quotation or Edited Reconstruction?”, Jewish Languages: Original Works and Translated Works – The Fourth International Congress of the Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 21-24 June 2010

“Editorial Principles for the Collection Languages and Literatures of Sephardic and Oriental Jews (Misgav Yerushalayim / Bialik Institute),” Troisième Atelier franco-israélien de Linguistique des langues juives, Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem, 30 November1 December 2009

“Jewish and Muslim Ibero-Romance: A Comparative Approach,” Expulsion and Forcible Conversion: Their Aftermath in the Life of the Sefardi Refugees and their Children, Hispania Judaica Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 11–15 January 2009

“El djuđezmo como lengua judía,” La Lengua Española y las Tres Religiones: Congreso Internacional organizado por el Seminario de Estudios Árabo-Románicos, Universidad de Oviedo,  2 y 3 de diciembre  de 2008

“A Doctrine of Popular Judezmism as Extrapolated from the Judezmo Press, c. 1845–1948,” Satirical Texts in Judeo-Spanish By and About the Jews of Thessaloniki: 4th International Conference on Judeo Spanish Studies, Thessaloniki, 26–28 October 2008

“The Language Attitudes Reflected in Judezmo Dictionaries,” Judezmo Lexicology and Lexicography: International Conference, Institute for the History of German Jews, Hamburg, 7-9 September 2008

“Spoken Judezmo in Written Judezmo: Reflections in Sefer Me-‘am Lo‘ez on Numbers by Rabbi Yiṣḥaq Magriso (Istanbul 1764),” Jewish Languages in Writing and Speech: Third International Conference of the Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 23-26 June 2008.

“The Differential Impact of Arabic on Ḥaketía and Turkish on Judezmo,” Los sefardíes del norte de Marruecos: Cultura en contacto, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 3-6 June 2007

“The Multiple Identities of the Judezmo Speakers in the Ottoman Empire,” Jews, Arabs—and the Hyphen Separating Them: The Controversy on Eastern Jewish Identity, Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, 5 May 2007

 “Literary Reflections of Codeswitching Among Judezmo-Speaking Sephardim Before World War I,” International Conference of the Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 26-29 June 2006

“Livorno: Where Eastern and Western Judeo-Spanish Meet,” Judeo-Spanish (Ladino) – Sephardic Culture and Tradition: Past, Present and Future, Livorno, 6-7 November 2005.

“Accommodation Theory and the Ibero-Romance Languages of Sephardi Jewry,” Seminar Marking the Twentieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 11 March 2005.

“Judezmo in Contemporary Israel,” Series on the Languages of Israel, organized by Eliezer Ben-Refael, Tel-Aviv University, 12 December 2004.

“Distinctive Morphological Characteristics of the Judezmo Verb in its Historical Development,” Twentieth Annual Conference of the Israeli Linguistic Circle, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 13 April 2004

“Distinctive Characteristics of Medieval Judeo-Romance,” Workshop on Iberian Jewry in the Middle Ages, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 26 November 2003

“The Five Translation Languages of Judezmo Speakers,” Jewish Languages as Languages of Translation – International Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 9-12 June 2003

“Reflections of Rabbinical Literary Traditions in the Popular Judezmo Press,” Conference on the Theme: Between Hebrew Literature and Ladino Literature, Ben-Gurion University, 27 May 2003

“Teaching Judezmo in Israeli Universities,” Conference on “Orientalism” and Education: Sephardi/Mizrachi Jewy in Israel and the Diaspora, Ben Gurion University, Be’er-Sheva, 6 April 2002

“Shifts in the status of Turkisms in Judezmo as a reflection of the evolving identity of the Ottoman Sephardim,” First Annual Congress of the Israel Association for the Study of Language And Society, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 5 April 2002

“On the lexicon of the Hebrew elements in Judezmo,” Conference on the State of Research in Jewish Languages of the East and their Literatures, Haifa University, Haifa, 7-8 April 2002

“The Turkish component of Judezmo,” Teachers’ Seminar, National Authority for Ladino Language and Culture, Jerusalem, 18 October 2001

“Sephardic identity and Hispanic identity among the Jews of the Ottoman Empire as reflected in Judezmo sources,” Twelfth British Conference on Judeo-Spanish Studies, University College, London, 24-26 June 2001

“Turkish among the Ottoman Sephardim in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries,” International Conference on the Jews in the Ottoman Empire: Society and Culture, Bar-Ilan University, 13-14 June 2001

“Jewish Voices from Salonika,” Ladino Culture—Tradition and Renewal (Conference), Haifa University, 17 April 2001

“Judezmo in Erets Yisrael,” Language and Society at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century (Conference), Haifa University, 3-4 April 2001

“Ottoman Turkish Influences in Eighteenth-Century Judezmo,” Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 14 January 2001

“Turkish Elements in Pre-Modern Judezmo,” Sixth International Congress of Misgav Yerushalayim, Hebrew University, 11-15 June 2000

“The changing faces of Sephardic identity as reflected in Judezmo sources,” Identity and Memory (Conference), Ben Zvi Institute, May 2000

“Salonika, the capital of popular Judezmism,” Second International Judeo-Espaniol Conference, Thessaloniki, 16-17 April 2000

“Reforms in Jewish-letter Judezmo orthography,” First International Congress on Ladino Writing and Orthography, National Authority for Ladino Language and Culture, Jerusalem, 17-19 October 1999

“The modernization of Judezmo and Hakitia (Judeo-Spanish),” The Jews of the Modern Middle East and North Africa” A Symposium, Columbia University, New York, 25 February 1998

Tio Ezrá i su mujer Benuta: Sociolinguistic notes on a popular newspaper series published in the Judezmo press of Saloniki between the world wars,” Judeo-Espaniol: International Conference on the Evolution of a Culture, Saloniki, 19-20 October 1997

“The Judezmo writings of Rabbi Judah Alkalay,” Misgav Yerushalayim’s Fifth International Congress, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 20-24 July 1997

“Ottoman Judezmo diminutives: Semantic aspects,” Conference on Jewish Languages, Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem, Jerusalem, 2-4 January 1996

“Reflections of Hebrew in the Ladino Bible glossary Sefer Hešeq Šelomo (Venice, 1588),” II Convegno Internazionale su la Componente Ebraico-Aramaica negli Idiomi Ebraici, Milan, 23-26 October 1995

“Ottoman Judezmo diminutives: Formal structure,” 14ème Colloque Europeen sur la Grammaire et le Lexique Comparés des Langues Romanes, Tel-Aviv University, 9-16 September 1995

“Writing ‘from Jew to Jew’: Folk Judezmo as a literary language in interbellum Saloniki” (in Hebrew), Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University, 15 June 1995

“Judezmo instruction at the university level” (in Hebrew), Second Annual Conference of the Maaleh Adumim Institute for the Documentation of Judeo-Spanish Language and Culture, 30 November 1994

“On the origins of Judezmo,” guest lecture sponsored by the Department of Spanish and the Department of Jewish Studies, New York University, New York, 14 January 1994

“A comprehensive dictionary of the Hebrew and Aramaic component of Judezmo” (in Hebrew), Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University, 25 December 1993

“Popular Judezmo in the 16th century,” Fourth International Congress of Misgav Yerushalayim, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 21-25 June 1992

“Ashkenazic-Sephardic interactions and the development of Judezmo language and literature,” Fourth International Conference for Research on Yiddish, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 31 May - 5 June 1992

“The language and culture of the Ottoman Sephardim,” Ben-Zvi Institute lecture series on Sephardi Jewry, 13 April 1992

“ The crystallization of Judezmo” (in Hebrew), Lecture Series on the History and Culture of Sephardic Jewry, Ben-Zvi Institute, 12 February 1992.

“On the names for Judezmo” (in Hebrew), Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University, 13 December 1991

“Linguistic notes on the Judezmo komplas (in Hebrew). Yom Iyun on Judeo-Spanish Language and Heritage, Town Council, Maaleh Adumim, 5 December 1991.

“Tres modelos de traducción de la Biblia en ladino en la Italia renacentista,” Simposio Internacional Sobre la Biblia de Ferrara, Sevilla, 15-28 November 1991

“Observations on Judezmo language and literature,” International Congress on the Culture of Sephardi Jewry, Michlelet Levinski, Tel-Aviv, 1-4 July 1991

“The Ottoman Sephardim and the ‘Language Question’,” Conference on Sephardi and Oriental Jewry in Modern Times, Jewish Theological Seminary of America--Seminary of Judaic Studies, Jerusalem, 13-16 January 1991

“The Flowering of the Judezmo Language” (in Hebrew), Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, 21 May 1990

“Observations on Rabbinical Judezmo texts,” Third International Congress for the Study of Sephardi and Oriental Jewry, Hebrew University, 3-7 July 1988

“La lengua de los sefardíes,” La Lengua Viva: Ciclo de Conferencias, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Barcelona, 24 May 1988

“Hebrew and Aramaic Elements in Judezmo” (in Hebrew), Conference on Hebrew and Aramaic Elements in Jewish Languages, Haifa University, 23-24 March 1988

“Linguistic and literary characteristics of Modern Rabbinical Judezmo” (in Hebrew), Center for Jewish Languages and Literatures, Hebrew University, 26 January 1988

“The dialect of the Old Yišuv Sephardic community in Jerusalem: A preliminary linguistic analysis,” Third International Congress for the Study of the Heritage of Sephardi and Oriental Jewry, Jerusalem, Misgav Yerushalayim, 23-28 December 1984

“Towards a diachronic analysis of Judezmo orthography,” Litterae Judaeorum in Terra Hispanica: Colloquium Hierosolymitanum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 26-28 June 1984

“The Ladino and Yiddish translation languages: New tasks for research” (in Hebrew), Jewish Language Lecture Series, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 28 May 1984

“Balkan elements in the Nineteenth Century Judezmo Writings of R. Eliezer b. Šem Tov Papo of Sarajevo,” International Symposium: Diachronic and Synchronic Aspects of the Contacts between Slavic and Jewish Languages, Hebrew University, 1-5 April 1984

“The periodization of Judezmo,” Seminar sponsored by the Department of Linguistics, Tel-Aviv University, 20 October 1982

“Two neglected sources of data for the comparative study of Yiddish and Judezmo,” 53rd Annual YIVO Conference (Jewish Communities: Past and Present), YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, 10-13 November 1979

“Progress report: A comparative linguistic analysis of Judezmo and Yiddish,” Conference on Research in Yiddish Language and Literature, Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, Oxford, 6-9 August 1979

“Judezmo language and literature: An experiment at Columbia University,” First International Congress for the Study of the Heritage of Sephardi and Oriental Jewry, Jerusalem, Misgav Yerushalayim, 25-30 June 1978

“Toward a comparative linguistic analysis of Judezmo and Yiddish,” Ninth Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies,” Boston, 18-20 December 1977

“Response to ‘Ladino language and literature’, Association for Jewish Studies Regional Conference, New York, New York University, 14 April 1975

 

 

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