Born in Brooklyn, New York and having received a doctoral degree in linguistics from Columbia University, Professor David M. Bunis heads the program in Judezmo language and literature at the Center for the Study of Jewish Languages and Literatures of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also an advisor to the Israel National Authority for Ladino Language and Culture. He is the editor of Languages and Literatures of Sephardic and Oriental Jews (Jerusalem, 2009), and co-editor of Massorot, a Hebrew-language journal devoted to the study of Jewish language traditions. His publications include A Lexicon of the Hebrew and Aramaic Elements in Modern Judezmo (Jerusalem, 1993), The Judezmo Language (in Hebrew, Jerusalem, 1999), Voices from Jewish Salonika (Jerusalem-Salonika, 1999), and numerous articles on the Judezmo language and its literature.
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