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The Resource Romani in Britain : the afterlife of a language, Yaron Matras

Romani in Britain : the afterlife of a language, Yaron Matras

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Romani in Britain : the afterlife of a language
Title
Romani in Britain
Title remainder
the afterlife of a language
Statement of responsibility
Yaron Matras
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Language
  • eng
  • rom
  • eng
Summary
"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 after its decline as the everyday language of English and Welsh Gypsies, Romani continues to survive in the form of a vocabulary that is used to express an 'emotive mode' of communication among group members. This book examines British Romani in its historical context and in its present-day form, drawing on recordings and interviews with speakers. It documents the Romani vocabulary and its usage patterns in conversation, offering insight into the processes of language death and language revitalization. The volume includes an extensive lexicon of Angloromani as a helpful reference"--Provided by publisher
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N$T
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English and Romani
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Romani in Britain : the afterlife of a language, Yaron Matras
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Romani in Britain : the afterlife of a language, Yaron Matras
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3366/j.ctt1r23jh
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-241) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Angloromani: A Different Kind of Language? -- 2. The Roots of Romani -- 3. The Historical Position of British Romani -- 4. The Structural Composition of Angloromani -- 5. The Conversational Functions of Angloromani -- 6. Conclusions: The Decline, Death and Afterlife of a Language -- Appendix I. Lexicon of Angloromani -- Appendix II. Predecessor expressions by origin
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1 online resource (xv, 255 pages)
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Form of item
online
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Owing to Legal Deposit regulations this resource may only be accessed from within National Library of Scotland. For more information contact enquiries@nls.uk.
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9780748687015
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Specific material designation
remote

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