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Science Foundation Sponsors Study of European Yiddish Dialects

The National Science Foundation has undertaken the sponsorship of an extensive study of Yiddish dialects spoken in Central and Eastern Europe before the Second World War, it was announced here today.

The project, which will be directed by Professor Uriel Weinrich, of the linguistics department of Columbia University, will attempt to reconstruct the cultural and dialect boundaries of Jewish communities in Eastern Europe, most of which were annihilated by the Nazis.