H-Judaic is saddened to learn of the passing of Bernard (Dov) Spolsky (1932-2022) emeritus professor of linguistics at Bar Ilan University, and one of the world experts in the field of socio-linguistics. Prof. Spolsky authored and edited two dozen books and some 250 articles and chapters. He is best known in Jewish Studies for his: THE LANGUAGES OF THE JEWS: A SOCIOLINGUISTIC HISTORY (2014). For a complete list of his publications, see https://english.biu.ac.il/faculty/spolsky-bernard.
We extend deepest condolences to his family. Many thanks to Prof. Sarah Bunin Benor for passing this sad news along.
Jonathan D. Sarna