The interest in Romani, the language of the Roma or "Gypsies", has grown considerably in recent years. Romani has drawn attention from a.o. grammarians, sociolinguists, Indologists, language contact researchers, language planners, educators, typologists and historical linguists.
This Indic language is spoken between five and ten million people world-wide. The bibliography also covers two other Indic languages spoken by peripatetic groups, Dom or Domari from the Middle East, and Lomavren or Bosha of Eastern Turkey and Armenia.
The bibliography contains over 2500 titles in more than thirty languages, published between 1900 to 2003. English translations are provided for all titles written in less common languages. There are indexes for general and linguistic terms, Romani varieties, other languages and geographical terms.
The book further contains a very useful "Guide to Romani Linguistics", which should enable newcomers to enter this highly interesting field by pointing to the essential titles in different subject areas.
Table of contents
1. Introduction vii
2. Abbreviations used for journal titles xvi
3. A list of the keywords and their explanation xix
A guide to Romani linguistics 1–6
Bibliography of modern Romani linguistics 7–336
Index of linguistic and general terms, Romani varieties, other languages and geographical terms 337
Index of general terms 339–348
Index of Romani varieties 349–354
Index of languages 355–357
Index of geographical names 358–365