Finkin, Jordan D.
Jordan D. Finken Dr. Jordan Finkin is a Judaica Librarian at the Klau Library of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.2016 1-4955-0519-7
Dr. Finkin’s masterful translation of this highly regarded yet underutilized work by Kristoffer Nyrop is an exceptional English presentation of the changing life of words from a renowned Danish linguist2010 0-7734-3829-7
Though little studied, this text is important not only for the fields of Yiddish literature and linguistics, where it offers a lengthy continuous text in a language lacking a particularly robust corpus, but also for the history of German-Jewish relations, highlighted by the irony of an anti-Semitic work preserving a Yiddish linguistic resource. The present volume includes a reproduction of the original text in a modern orthography and an English translation, together with an introduction, notes, and a glossary of the many Hebrew words in the text.