The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Yiddish and Pennsylvania Dutch
Mark Louden, professor of linguistics, compares Yiddish with the Amish language of Pennsylvania Dutch.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Mark Louden.
This excerpt is in English.
Mark Louden was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1962.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
"Taking the Fruits of Our Knowledge Out to the Curious General Public" The Academic's Role in Transmission of Information
1 min 31 sec
Slide 4 of 10