What Is the Romani Language? (Interface Collection # 21)

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"This book deals with the Romani language. It does not teach the readers to speak the language. Rather, it deals with its origin, its current use and status, the beginning of literature and films, and the way it is learned by children and much more. It shows that Romani is a language in its own right, with its own, unique grammatical system, dialects, and particular norms of language use. Pressure from the outside world has diminished the use of the language in some areas, but generally it is a thriving language, spoken by millions of people."
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Overview

"This book deals with the Romani language. It does not teach the readers to speak the language. Rather, it deals with its origin, its current use and status, the beginning of literature and films, and the way it is learned by children and much more. It shows that Romani is a language in its own right, with its own, unique grammatical system, dialects, and particular norms of language use. Pressure from the outside world has diminished the use of the language in some areas, but generally it is a thriving language, spoken by millions of people." "This book is written by an international group of language professionals, both first and second language speakers of Romani. It provides reliable information. For interested readers, a list of useful books and addresses of Romani-related Internet sites is also given."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781902806068
  • Publisher: University of Hertfordshire Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Interface Collection , #21
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction 9
I Origins of Romani 13
II Nature of the Romani language 21
III Language use 39
IV Language and culture 57
V Unity and diversity 69
VI Romani in public life 81
VII The future of the Romani language/Romani in the modern world 107
VIII Scientific research on Romani 119
Further reading 127
Some Romani websites 132
List of illustrations 137
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