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Sat Nov 23 1996

Confs: Romani Linguistics Conference

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  1. Yaron Matras, Romani Linguistics Conference

Message 1: Romani Linguistics Conference

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 14:42:50 GMT
From: Yaron Matras <>
Subject: Romani Linguistics Conference

3rd International Conference on Romani Linguistics
Charles University, Prague, 5-7 December 1996


Day 1: Thursday, December 5

09.15 Opening of the Conference by the Prorector of Charles University, 
 Professor Jaroslav VACEK

Section 1: Structure

10.00-10.30 Peter BAKKER: Verbal clitics and stress placement in the
 Terzi Mahalla dialect of Romani
10.30-11.00 Evelina GRIGOROVA: Intonation patterns in a Bulgarian
 Kalderash dialect

11.00-11.30 Break

11.30-12.00 Birgit IGLA: The expressions of conditional/irrealis in
 southern Balkan Romani dialects
12.00-12.30 Milena H\BSCHMANNOVA: Derivation of causatives, factitives,
 syntactic passives and incohatives in the eastern and
 varieties of Slovak Romani and Hungarian Romani
12.30-13.00 Hana SEBKOVA & Edita ZLNAYOVA: Some aspects of the
 expression of possession in the East-Slovak Romani dialect

13.00-15.00 Lunch

Section 2: Contact and structure

15.00-15.30 Vit BUBENIK: Aspect and Aktionsart in Slovak Romani
15.30-16.00 Norbert BORETZKY: New functions for inherited grammatical
16.00-16.30 Yaron MATRAS: Does Romani have discourse markers?

16.30-17.00 Break

17.00-17.30 Dieter W. HALWACHS & Mozes HEINSCHINK: Romani and German:
 German influence on the Austrian Romani-varieties
17.30-18.00 Jorge BERNAL: Colombian Kelderash Gypsies in Argentina and
 their language

Day 2: Friday, December 6

Section 3: Lexicon

10.00-10.30 Anna RACOVA: The dynamics of the Romani lexicon
10.30-11.00 Anthony P. GRANT: Borrowed lexicon and dialectal diversity:
 the case of Vlax Romani
11.00-11.30 Paul WEXLER: Why Romani may not be a) a language, or b) of
 direct Indian origin

11.30-12.00 Break

12.00-12.30 Gheorghe SARAU: Rromane navna (substantlvura) "duje
 ginenga" (mursikane/3uvlikane)
12.30-13.00 Svetislav KOSTIC: Onomastic phenomena in Romani

13.00-15.00 Lunch

Section 4: Standardization, codification, and norm

15.00-15.30 Victor A. FRIEDMAN: Romani as a Balkan language and as a
 standard language
15.30-16.00 Donald KENRICK: 'No words can that woe sound': the
 challenge of translating Shakespeare into Romani

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-17.00 Jan CERVENKA: Segmentation in written Slovak Romani
17.00-17.30 Katalin KOVALCSIK: Aspects of language ideology in a
 Transylvanian Vlach Gypsy community

Day 3: Saturday, December 7

Section 5: Language and culture

10.00-10.30 Hristo KYUCHUKOV: The oral traditions among the Roma in Turkey
10.30-11.00 Mihaela GIURCA & Anna FENYVESI: Romani borrowings in
 Romanian and Hungarian: semantic fields and speakers' attitudes

11.00-11.30 Break

11.30-12.00 Mihaela GIURCA: Romanians' attitudes towards Romani and its
12.00-12.30 Zita RIGER: Teasing in the linguistic socialization of
 Gypsy children in Hungary

12.30-13.00 Break

13.00-14.00 Concluding Discussion
14.00 Meeting with Romani communitee representatives in Rokycany 

All sessions will take place at the Faculty of Philosophy, Celetna 20.

For further details contact:

Yaron Matras
Department of Linguistics
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Phone 44 161 2753975
Fax 44 161 2753187
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