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Romani A Linguistic Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521023300

ISBN-13: 9780521023306

Edition: N/A

Authors: 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 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

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Yaron Matras is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester and editor of the journal"Romani Studies".

Introduction
Romani dialects: a brief overview
Historical and linguistic origins
Descriptive phonology
Nominal forms and categories
Verb morphology
Syntactic typology
Grammatical borrowing
Dialect classification
Romani sociolinguistics
Language planning and codification