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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Yaron  Matras
Institution: University of Manchester
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Anthropological Linguistics
Selected Publications: 2002. Romani: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge University Press.

1994. Untersuchungen zu Grammatik und Diskurs des Romanes: Dialekt der Keldera‰a/Lovara. [Studies in Romani grammar and discourse: Keldera‰/Lovara dialect] Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 256 pp.

2004. Romacilikanes: The Romani dialect of Parakalamos. Romani Studies 14-1: 59-109.
2001. Tense, aspect, and modality categories in Romani. Language Typology and Universals (STUF) 53-4, 162-180.
2000a. Mixed languages: A functional-communicative approach. Bilingualism: Language & Cognition 3-2, 79-99
2000b. Back to motivations: between discourse and grammar. Reply to peer commentaries, Bilingualism: Language & Cognition 3-2, 126-129.
2000c. Fusion and the cognitive basis for bilingual discourse markers. International Journal of Bilingualism. 4:4. 505-528.
2000d. Two Domari legends about the origin of the Doms. Romani Studies, 5th series, 10, 53-79.
2000e. Romani migrations in the post-communist era: their historical and political significance. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 12-2, 32-50.
1999a. The speech of the Polska Roma. Some highlighted features and their implications for Romani dialectology. Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society fifth series 9, 1-28.
1999b. Subject clitics in Sinti. Acta Linguistica Hungarica 46, 147-168.
1999c. Johann R¸diger and the study of Romani in 18th century Germany. Journal of the Gypsy Lore Society, fifth series 9, 89-116.
1999d. Writing Romani: The pragmatics of codification in a stateless language. Applied Linguistics 20-4, 481-502.
1999e. The state of present-day Domari in Jerusalem. Mediterranean Language Review 11, 1-58.
1999f. s/h alternation in Romani: An historical and functional interpretation. Grazer Linguistische Studien 51: 99-129.
1999g. R¸diger’s contribution to the study of Romani origins. Romano Dzaniben 6 (1-2), 80-103.
1998a. Deixis and deictic oppositions in discourse: evidence from Romani. Journal of Pragmatics 29-4, 393-428.
1998b. Utterance modifiers and universals of grammatical borrowing. Linguistics 36-2, 281-331.
1997a. Schriftliche Lehrmittel in Romanes: ein Beispiel von Sprachplanung in einer Minderheitensprache. Osnabr¸cker Beitr‰ge zur Sprachtheorie 54, 165-191.
1997b. Clause combining, ergativity, and coreferent deletion in Kurmanji. Studies in Language 21:3, 613-653.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Grammatical Relations in Romani
 The Typology and Dialectology of Romani
 Romani in Contact. The History, Structure and Sociology of a language
 Romani: A Linguistic Introduction
 Low German
 Low German (East Frisian dialect)
 Bibliography of Modern Romani Linguistics
 The Mixed Language Debate
 Markedness and Language Change
 Linguistic Areas
 Grammatical Borrowing in Cross-Linguistic Perspective
 Language Contact
 A Grammar of Domari
 Contact Languages
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  The Mixed Language Debate
 A Grammar of Domari
Courses Taught: Language contact, Romani linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Dialectology
Dissertation Director * of: Sociolinguistic Variation and Regional Minority Language Bilingualism: An investigation of Welsh-English bilinguals in North Wales
(Jonathan Morris, Author)

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