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Yeshiva Professor to Aid Hawaiians Overcome Language Differences

A Yeshiva University professor on leave is going to apply his knowledge of bilingualism to efforts to foster national unity in Asian countries whose people speak several different languages. According to an announcement by Yeshiva University, Dr. Joshua A. Fishman, who is known for his efforts to preserve Yiddish in the United States, has gone to Hawaii as head of a two-year sociolinguistic project sponsored by the East-West Center there and by the Ford Foundation. He will be working with an American, an Australian and an Indian scholar. Dr. Fishman is a research professor of social sciences at Yeshiva University.