Undergraduate Studies of Romani Linguistics in Manchester
Romani Linguistics (LI 3191) is available as an introductory lecture to undergraduate students with no background in the subject. The main features of the lecture are:
Combines topics in grammar, typology, and sociolinguistics
Offers flexibility in choice of assessment topic, encourages responsibility and originality
Offers an opportunity to meet members of the Romani community, and to reflect on the historical and social position of Romani as a minority language in European society
Undergraduate final year dissertations can be written on any topic in Romani linguistics. It is recommended to take Romani Linguistics if you intend to write a dissertation on Romani. But some topics can be pursued without any specific background in Romani; for example, the Romani influence on English slang (did you know that words like pal and chav are Romani?), or the position of language in the formation of Romani identity (a much discussed topic on the web – check it out!). You can also write on any aspect of the structure of Romani (morphology, typology, phonology); our research project on Romani has a large archive of data, transcriptions and recordings, and databases, to which you can have access.
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