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Romani : a linguistic introduction

Author: Yaron Matras
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Romani, the language spoken by over 3.5 million Gypsies, has recently attracted increasing interest from both scholars and language policy makers. This book is the first overview in English of the structure, history, typology and dialects of Romani. It provides an essential reference for anyone interested in this fascinating language.
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Matras, Yaron, 1963-
Romani.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2002510386
(OCoLC)49872386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yaron Matras
ISBN: 0511040113 9780511040115 0511157649 9780511157646 0511051042 9780511051043 9780521631655 0521631653 9780511486791 0511486790 9786610420285 6610420289
OCLC Number: 56222210
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 291 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 Romani dialects: a brief overview; 3 Historical and linguistic origins; 4 Descriptive phonology; 5 Nominal forms and categories; 6 Verb morphology; 7 Syntactic typology; 8 Grammatical borrowing; 9 Dialect classification; 10 Romani sociolinguistics; 11 Language planning and codification; References; Index of dialects; Index of names; Index of subjects.
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