Grammatical Relations in Romani

The Noun Phrase

with a Foreword by Frans Plank (Universität Konstanz)

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| University of Manchester
| University of Manchester
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This is the first typologically-oriented collection on Romani that is devoted to a particular thematic domain — that of noun phrase grammar. The approach taken is unique in that it places this typologically hybrid language in the centre of a general linguistic, universal discussion of the relevant noun phrase phenomena. The book is also the first assembly of articles to deal with Romani as a whole on the basis of cross-dialectal samples, offering areal-typological, dialectological, and historicalinterpretations. The individual contributions discuss morphological and syntactic aspects of nominal and pronominal inflection, definite articles, demonstratives, genitive compounding, external possession, pronominal object doubling and morphosyntactic alignment. Contributors include leading experts in the fields of noun phrase grammar, Romani dialectologists, typologists and historical linguists.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 211]  2000.  x, 244 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
List of abbreviations
ix
Foreword
Frans Plank
1
Romani nominal paradigms: Their structure, diversity, and development
Viktor Elšík
9
The definite article in Romani dialects
Norbert Boretzky
31
Dialect variation in Romani personal pronouns
Viktor Elšík
65
The structural and functional composition of Romani demonstratives
Yaron Matras
95
Romani genitives in cross-linguistic perspective
Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
123
External possession in Romani
Mily Crevels and Peter Bakker
151
Proleptic and resumptive object pronouns in Romani: A Balkan noun phrase perspective
Victor A. Friedman
187
Was Proto-Romani an ergative language?
Vit Bubenik
205
Index of Romani dialects
229
Index of names
233
Index of subjects
237
“Romani is indeed a fruitful area of research for students of NPs since it possesses a number of unususal features. [...] The editors have chosen an especially rich focus for their collection without exhausting its possibilities. [...] But a good start has been made here.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  00062140