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  • Romaniby Yaron Matras

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    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$ 44.00

    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$ 252.00

    The series builds an extensive collection of high quality descriptions of languages around the world. Each volume offers a comprehensive grammatical description of a single language together with fully analyzed sample texts and, if appropriate, a word list and other relevant information which is available on the language in question. There... more...

  • I Met Lucky Peopleby Yaron Matras

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.09

    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 Viktor Elšik; Yaron Matras

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis... more...

  • The Mixed Language Debateby Yaron Matras; Peter Bakker

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 224.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 252.00

    The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis... more...

  • Grammatical Relations in Romaniby Viktor Elšík; Yaron Matras

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    This is the first typologically-oriented collection on Romani that is devoted to a particular thematic domain — that of noun phrase grammar. The approach taken is unique in that it places this typologically hybrid language in the centre of a general linguistic, universal discussion of the relevant noun phrase phenomena. The book is also the first assembly... more...

  • Bibliography of Modern Romani Linguisticsby Peter Bakker; Yaron Matras

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 188.00

    The interest in Romani, the language of the Roma or "Gypsies", has grown considerably in recent years. Romani has drawn attention from a.o. grammarians, sociolinguists, Indologists, language contact researchers, language planners, educators, typologists and historical linguists. This Indic language is spoken by between five and ten million people... more...