The Sephardim: Changing Language and Identity Since 1492

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Bethany Pinzur , Tennessee Technological University
This project traces the development of Judeo-Spanish, the language of the Sephardic Jews, and its role as a unifying cultural component  for the scattered Spanish Jews. It further explains the effects of a recent linguistic shift in written Judeo-Spanish on Sephardic cultural identity and the implications for the broader relationship between language and identity.