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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.

The Life of Words by Kristoffer Nyrop (A Distinguished Danish Linguist Displays 10 Ways We Use Words to Explain Things)
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 linguist

A West- Yiddish Dialogue Together with an English Translation and Introduction
2010 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.