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  • Romaniby Yaron Matras

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 56.00

    This 2002 book is the first overview in English of the structure, history, typology and dialects of Romani. more...

  • Language Contactby Yaron Matras

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 42.00

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

  • Romani in Contactby Yaron Matras

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 158.00

    A language of Indic origin heavily infuenced by European idioms for many centuries now, Romani provides an interesting experimental field for students of language contact, linguistic minorities, standardization, and typology. Approaching the language via its ever-surfacing character as a language in contact, the volume gives expression to part of the... more...

  • A Grammar of Domariby Yaron Matras

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 224.00

    Domari is an Indo-Aryan language that is now highly endangered. Its speakers were traditionally nomadic metalworkers and musicians who lived in tiny, geographically scattered and socially isolated communities throughout the Middle East. The grammar is based on conversational material recorded in Jerusalem in the mid-1990s with some of the last speakers... more...

  • Romani in Britainby Yaron Matras

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 112.00

    Romani is one of Britain's oldest and most established minority languages. Brought to the country by Romani immigrants from continental Europe in the sixteenth century or even earlier, it was spoken in its old, inflected form as a family and community language until the second half of the nineteenth century, when it yielded to English. But even... more...

  • Romani in Britainby Yaron Matras

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 65.00

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

  • I Met Lucky Peopleby Yaron Matras

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Their own origins myths put them at the scene of the Crucifixion, deprived of a home of their own, doomed to a life of wandering, and granted by God the right to steal from other people in order to survive. In the Middle Ages, it was believed they had come out of Egypt. And yet their language shares a number of words with Greek, and has its roots... more...

  • Markedness and Language Changeby Yaron Matras; Viktor El?ik

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    The book challenges the conventional notion of Markedness? a very central albeit controversial concept in linguistic theory. The authors investigate the structural representation of a selection of semantic categories in a sample of some 100 varieties of Romani, which have been separated and dispersed throughout Europe during the past six centuries.... more...

  • The Mixed Language Debateby Yaron Matras; Peter Bakker

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 196.00

    Mixed Languages are speech varieties that arise in bilingual settings, often as markers of ethnic separateness. They combine structures inherited from different parent languages, often resulting in odd and unique splits that present a challenge to theories of contact-induced change as well as genetic classification. This collection of articles is devoted... more...

  • Grammatical Borrowing in Cross-Linguistic Perspectiveby Yaron Matras; Jeanette Sakel

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 224.00

    The book contains 30 descriptive chapters dealing with a specific language contact situation. The chapters follow a uniform organisation format, being the narrative version of a standard comprehensive questionnaire previously distributed to all authors. The questionnaire targets systematically the possibility of contact influence / grammatical borrowing... more...