Postgraduate Studies of Romani Linguistics in Manchester
Romani Linguistics (LI 7191) is available as an introductory lecture to students with no background in the subject, or as a directed reading course, for students who have already taken either an undergraduate or postgraduate introductory lecture.
M.A. dissertations on any topic in Romani linguistics are welcome. Possible topics include
A grammatical sketch of a Romani variety, based on original material contained in the Romani project archive. Datasets can be selected for you which have not yet been analysed; you will be the first to work with this material, and if you do a good job, there is a possibility of publishing the results as a project working paper, or in one of the affiliated publications.
Do your own fieldwork on a variety of Romani. You don’t necessarily have to travel abroad – there are many Romani speakers in the Manchester area.
Apply a theoretical model or a topic that attracted you in another lecture, to Romani: e.g. typology, language ideology, grammatical change, language contact.