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Romani: A Linguistic Introduction
Romani dialects: a brief overview of the language planning and codification and Romani sociolinguistics.
Utterance modifiers and universals of grammatical borrowing
Members of a functional category that I tentatively call utterance modifiers are the most vulnerable items to contact-related linguistic change in grammar. Utterance modifiers regulate
Investigating the mechanisms of pattern replication in language convergence
This publication is an important contribution to language contact theory. Taking a typological perspective to contact-induced change, the authors investigate the ways in which grammatical structures
I Met Lucky People: The Story of the Romani Gypsies
In I Met Lucky People, Yaron Matras, the world's leading authority on the Romani, explains why we need to reconsider how we view their culture. Who are the Romani people? As one of the last remaining
Fusion and the cognitive basis for bilingual discourse markers
This paper argues for a cognitive motivation behind the nonseparation of the systems of discourse marking available to bilinguals. It produces evidence that bilingual speakers, in an unconscious
Grammatical borrowing in cross-linguistic perspective
The book contains 30 descriptive chapters dealing with a specific language contact situation, being the narrative version of a standard comprehensive questionnaire previously distributed to all authors.