ROMANI IN BRITAIN: The Afterlife of a Language. Yaron Matras.

ROMANI IN BRITAIN: The Afterlife of a Language

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. "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." Octavo: 255 p. with figures, tables, and maps. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. Some very mild edgewear; else near fine in like dust jacket. Near fine / Near fine. Item #74346
ISBN: 9780748639045

Price: $50.00

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