cyril fox <c-fox4@...>
For those interested in Yiddish and its dialects, there is an active
programme of research in Vilnius.
Professor Dovid Katz, son the New York Yiddish poet Menke Katz, is
Professor of Yiddish at Vilnius University.
He came to London a few years ago and lectured to us at the Institute of
Jewish Studies of London University.
I was impressed by his knowledge.
He is an expert on Yiddish language and does research in regional accents.
Prof Dov-Ber Kerler (D..Phil in Yiddish Philology >from Oxford University) of
Indiana University is his great collaborator.
Have a look at the website: www.dovidkatz.net/
On www.judiacvilnius you will find archived copies of the Vilnius Yiddish
Institute Newsletter - with much of interest to genealogists.
I should add that Professors Katz and Kerler are not professional
genealogical researchers , they are academics.
On the lighter side, both Katz and Kerler have an extraordinary predilection
for facial hair , with Katz winning by a long beard.
See: photos: www.judaicvilnius.com/en/main/program/educator
Dr Cyril Fox