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  • A linguist’s take on the knaidel/kneydl controversy

    June 10, 2013 | 10:01 am

    As a linguist who studies Yiddish-influenced English, I’ve had a busy week. As soon as Arvind Mahankali won the Scripps National Spelling Bee with the word “knaidel,” the messages began to arrive. On facebook, through email, and in person, my friends, relatives, and colleagues...

  • Interrupting? No Problem

    By Deborah N. Cymrot

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The next time someone accuses you of interrupting, you might want to explain that you are not being rude: You're actually engaging in high-involvement cooperative overlapping.

    Cooperative overlapping -- talking as another person continues to speak -- is typical of Jewish...

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