Workshop on Yiddish Syntax

with Katerina Kuznetsova

In this intensive workshop on Yiddish syntax we will focus on the word order. The rule that every Yiddish student learns in the very beginning is that “a verb stands on the second place in a sentence.” But in practice there are more nuances to it. There are “zero words” that come first but do not count in the word order, there is an inversion in complex sentences, and idiomatic inversion. We will speak about the theory moving from simple to more advanced examples, and then practice with articles and texts from Yiddish literature. Each participant will receive individual feedback on their homework.

When: Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5, 9 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. CT, 12:00 p.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. in the UK, 6:00 p.m. in most of Europe)

Cost: $45 Early Bird (available until October 15) and students (with a university or college ID) / $55 for general admission.

In order to obtain the student discount, please upload your university or college ID as a PDF, JPG or PNG file by using the form below.

Where: Online via Zoom

Instructor: Katerina Kuznetsova

Katerina Kuznetsova has been teaching Yiddish (language, grammar, and literature) since 2020.

She was born in Moscow where she studied Literature, Pedagogics, and Religious Studies. In 2016, Katerina graduated from the MA program in Yiddish Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She lives in Berlin, where she co-founded the initiative Yiddish.Berlin – a group of artists and activists that organises cultural events involving Yiddish literature and culture.

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