Judeo-Piedmontese (also called Lason Akodesh) is a virtually extinct dialect spoken by the Jewish communities that settled in Piedmont from the 14th century onward. The article takes into account the two historical stages usually recognized for Judeo-Italian varieties, namely the Medieval and the Modern one. As regards Judeo-Piedmontese, the only testimony of the former period is the Glossario di Alba by Jacob ben Nathan de Olmo; while more data, still limited in quantity, is available for the Modern period. Through the analysis of some relevant morpho-syntactic traits, Judeo-Piedmontese is shown to be a conservative Piedmontese variety, exhibiting some interesting Provençal-Ligurian features. Thus, on the basis of linguistic data too, it is possible to claim that the Jewish communities that settled in Piedmont might have come from Provence and Liguria.

Duberti, N., Milano, M., & MIOLA, E. (2015). A linguistic sketch of Judeo-Piedmontese and what it tells us about Piedmontese Jews' origins. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR ROMANISCHE PHILOLOGIE, 131(4), 1042-1064 [10.1515/zrp-2015-0072].

A linguistic sketch of Judeo-Piedmontese and what it tells us about Piedmontese Jews' origins

MIOLA, EMANUELE
2015

Abstract

Judeo-Piedmontese (also called Lason Akodesh) is a virtually extinct dialect spoken by the Jewish communities that settled in Piedmont from the 14th century onward. The article takes into account the two historical stages usually recognized for Judeo-Italian varieties, namely the Medieval and the Modern one. As regards Judeo-Piedmontese, the only testimony of the former period is the Glossario di Alba by Jacob ben Nathan de Olmo; while more data, still limited in quantity, is available for the Modern period. Through the analysis of some relevant morpho-syntactic traits, Judeo-Piedmontese is shown to be a conservative Piedmontese variety, exhibiting some interesting Provençal-Ligurian features. Thus, on the basis of linguistic data too, it is possible to claim that the Jewish communities that settled in Piedmont might have come from Provence and Liguria.
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Jewish varieties; morpho-syntax; Piedmontese; religiolects;
Jewish varieties; morpho-syntax; Piedmontese; religiolects; Literature and Literary Theory; Language and Linguistics; Linguistics and Language
English
Duberti, N., Milano, M., & MIOLA, E. (2015). A linguistic sketch of Judeo-Piedmontese and what it tells us about Piedmontese Jews' origins. ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR ROMANISCHE PHILOLOGIE, 131(4), 1042-1064 [10.1515/zrp-2015-0072].
Duberti, N; Milano, M; Miola, E
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