Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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.

Buy Romani book by Yaron Matras from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

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

Other Editions

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Romani book by Yaron Matras and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


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).

Books By Author Yaron Matras

I Met Lucky People by Yaron Matras

I Met Lucky People

Paperback, February 2015
$22.49
Romani Gypsies by Yaron Matras

The Romani Gypsies

Hardback, January 2015
$51.57
Romani in Britain by Yaron Matras

Romani in Britain

Hardback, October 2010
$140.40
Language Contact by Yaron Matras

Language Contact

Paperback, September 2009
$55.76