Romani by Yaron Matras
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A Linguistic Introduction

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Romani by Yaron Matras

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Romani is a language of Indo-Aryan origin which is spoken in Europe by the people known as 'Gypsies' (who usually refer to themselves as Rom). There are upwards of 3.5 million speakers, and their language has attracted increasing interest both from scholars and from policy-makers in governments and other organizations during the past ten years. This 2002 book is the first comprehensive overview in English of Romani. It provides a historical linguistic introduction to the structures of Romani and its dialects, as well as surveying the phonology, morphology, syntactic typology and patterns of grammatical borrowing in the language. This book provides an essential reference for anyone interested in this fascinating language.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521631655
ISBN-10: 0521631653
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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I Met Lucky People by Yaron Matras I Met Lucky People, Paperback (February 2015)

Explains why we need to reconsider how we view their culture. This book gives us the comprehensive account of their culture, language and history. It is a story of the echoes of a rich past left in language and customs, and of how the changing fortunes of Europe throughout the centuries have been imprinted on Romani culture.

Romani Gypsies by Yaron Matras Romani Gypsies, Hardback (January 2015)

Roms (Gypsies) have lived among Europeans since the Middle Ages and yet still seem exotic to Westerners. Yaron Matras challenges stereotypes that have long been the unwelcome travel companions of this community, and offers a perspective-changing account of who the Roms are, how they live today, and how they have survived in Europe and America.

Romani in Britain by Yaron Matras Romani in Britain, Hardback (October 2010)

A comprehensive academic work dedicated to the unique speech form of English Romanies/Gypsies often called 'Anglo-Romani'.

Language Contact by Yaron Matras Language Contact, Paperback (September 2009)

An introduction to language contact, which occurs when speakers of different languages interact and their languages influence each other.

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Author Biography - Yaron Matras

Yaron Matras is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. His research interests include the interface of linguistic typology, discourse pragmatics and language processing and language change, as well as multilingualism and dialects. He has published widely on the linguistics of Romani and on language contact. His books include Language Contact (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

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