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Description - Romani by Yaron Matras

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: 9780521023306
ISBN-10: 0521023300
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 308
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Yaron Matras

Yaron Matras is Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Manchester. He has published numerous articles in academic journals on various aspects of language contact, linguistic typology, descriptive linguistics and sociolinguistics of Kurdish, Domari, Turkish, German dialects, and other languages. He has also published extensively on Romani, including the monograph Untersuchungen zu Grammatik und Diskurs des Romanes (Dialekt der Kelderasha/Lovara).

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