The main motivating factors dictating language choices in three Jewish women

This is an investigation into the motivating factors behind the language choices of three Jewish women living in the Diaspora community of Manchester. Interviews were carried out to assess their various attitudes towards Yiddish, the heritage language of Eastern European Jewry as well as other Jewish languages.

The findings of this study suggest that perpetuation of religion, the Holocaust, assimilation and nationalism are all significant factors influencing the diverse language choices of the three women interviewed.

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