Romani: A Linguistic Introduction

  • Publish Date: 2005-11-24
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: 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 more than 3.5 million speakers, and their language has attracted increasing interest from scholars as well as language planners in governments and other organizations during the past ten years. This book is the first comprehensive overview in English of Romani, its structure, history, typology and dialects. It will provide an indispensable reference work for all interested in this fascinating language.