Grammatical Relations in Romani

Grammatical Relations in Romani : The Noun Phrase

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 255 pages
  • 154.94 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110222
  • 9781588110220

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. List of abbreviations; 3. Foreword (by Plank, Frans); 4. Romani nominal paradigms: Their structure, diversity, and development (by Elsik, Viktor); 5. The definite article in Romani dialects (by Boretzky, Norbert); 6. Dialect variation in Romani personal pronouns (by Elsik, Viktor); 7. The structural and functional composition of Romani demonstratives (by Matras, Yaron); 8. Romani genitives in cross-linguistic perspective (by Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria); 9. External possession in Romani (by Crevels, Mily); 10. Proleptic and resumptive object pronouns in Romani: A Balkan noun phrase perspective (by Friedman, Victor A.); 11. Was Proto-Romani an ergative language? (by Bubenik, Vit); 12. Index of Romani dialects; 13. Index of names; 14. Index of subjectsshow more