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Romani : A Linguistic Introduction.

Author/Creator:
Matras, Yaron.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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1 online resource (307 pages)
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Subjects:
Romani language.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
This 2002 book is the first overview in English of the structure, history, typology and dialects of Romani.
Contents:
Cover
Half-title
Title
Copyright
Contents
Figures
Tables
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Dialect name abbreviations:
1 Introduction
2 Romani dialects: a brief overview
3 Historical and linguistic origins
3.1 Theories on the origins of the Romani population
3.2 Proto-Romani and Early Romani
3.3 The Romani lexicon
3.3.1 Core and inherited lexicon
3.3.2 Loan components in the inherited lexicon
3.3.3 Semantic domains of the inherited lexicon
3.4 Historical phonology
3.4.1 Changes shared with subcontinental MIA and NIA
3.4.2 Conservative features of Romani
3.4.3 Romani innovations
3.5 Historical morphology
3.5.1 Direct continuation of OIA/MIA productive morphology
3.5.2 Innovations shared with other NIA languages
3.5.3 Romani-specific innovations
3.6 The position of Romani, Domari, and Lomavren
4 Descriptive phonology
4.1 Consonants
4.1.1 Stop positions and articulation
4.1.2 Sonorants
4.1.3 Fricatives and semi-vowels
4.1.4 Affricates
4.1.5 Voicing
4.1.6 Aspiration
4.1.7 Geminates
4.1.8 Consonant clusters
4.1.9 Types of consonant systems
4.2 Vowels
4.2.1 Vowel quality
4.2.2 Vowel length
4.2.3 Other processes affecting vowels
4.2.4 Diphthongs
4.2.5 Types of vowel systems
4.2.6 Stress
4.3 Phonological and morphophonological processes
4.3.1 Historical nd
4.3.2 Prothesis and truncation
4.3.3 Jotation
4.3.4 s/h alternation in grammatical paradigms
4.3.5 Final -s
5 Nominal forms and categories
5.1 Inherent properties of the noun
5.2 Derivation patterns of nouns and adjectives
5.2.1 Nominal derivation affixes
5.2.2 Nominal compounding and genitive derivations
5.2.3 Adjectival derivation
5.3 Nominal inflection
5.3.1 Case layers
5.3.2 Layer I declension classes.
5.3.3 The independent oblique
5.3.4 Forms and functions of Layer II markers
5.3.5 Layer III adpositions
5.3.6 The stability of synthetic case markers
5.4 Adjective inflection
5.5 Deictics and related forms
5.5.1 Definiteness and indefiniteness
5.5.2 Personal pronouns
5.5.3 Clitic pronouns
5.5.4 Demonstratives
5.5.5 The historical development of deictic and anaphoric expressions
5.5.6 Other pronouns
6 Verb morphology
6.1 The basic blueprint for the Romani verb
6.2 Verb derivation
6.2.1 Word formation and compounding
6.2.2 Transitivity and intransitivity
6.2.3 The historical development of valency-alteration markers
6.3 Loan-verb adaptation
6.4 Stem formation and inflection class
6.4.1 Present stems
6.4.2 Perfective stems
6.5 Person concord
6.6 Tense-aspect-modality categories
6.6.1 Inherited categories
6.6.2 Innovations and restructuring
6.7 Non-finite forms
6.8 Modal expressions
7 Syntactic typology
7.1 The noun phrase
7.2 Constituent order in the verb phrase
7.3 Possession and external possession
7.4 Complex clauses
7.4.1 General features of clause linking
7.4.2 Relative clauses
7.4.3 Complementation and purpose clauses
7.4.4 Adverbial subordination
7.5 Negation
7.6 The areal position of Romani
8 Grammatical borrowing
8.1 General considerations
8.1.1 Structural borrowing
8.1.2 Borrowing hierarchies
8.1.3 L2 stratification
8.2 Historical layers of grammatical borrowings
8.2.1 The pre-European and Greek component
8.2.2 Widespread patterns of borrowing following the Early Romani period
8.2.3 Rare instances of borrowing
8.3 An assessment of grammatical borrowing
9 Dialect classification
9.1 Methodological considerations
9.2 A history of classification schemes
9.3 Diagnostic isoglosses.
9.3.1 Innovations
9.3.2 Option selection
9.3.3 Simplification
9.3.4 Archaisms
9.4 Implications of the geographical diffusion model
10 Romani sociolinguistics
10.1 Aspects of language use
10.2 Para-Romani
10.3 Romani influence on other languages
11 Language planning and codification
11.1 Models of language planning
11.2 Codification contexts and strategies
11.3 Issues of status
References
Index of dialects
Index of names
Index of subjects.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Matras, Yaron Romani
ISBN:
9780511157646
9780521631655
OCLC:
559130190