Author: Gerd Carling
Author: Gilbert Ambrazaitis
Author: Lenny Lindell
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004266445 Pages: 310 Price: Europe EURO 109
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004266445 Pages: 310 Price: U.S. $ 141
"Scandoromani: Remnants of a Mixed Language" is the first, comprehensive, international description of the language of the Swedish and Norwegian Romano, also labeled resande/reisende. The language, an official minority language in Sweden and Norway, has a history in Scandinavia going back to the early 16th century. A mixed language of Romani and Scandinavian, it is spoken today by a vanishingly small population of mainly elderly people.
This book is based on in-depth linguistic interviews with two native speakers of different families (one of whom is the co-author) as well as reviews of earlier sources on Scandoromani. The study reveals a number of interesting features of the language, as well as of mixed languages in general. In particular, the study gives support to the model of autonomy of mixed languages.