Yaron Matras is a linguist at the University of Manchester specializing in contact linguistics as well as Romani and other languages, including Domari and Kurdish. He is one of the most prominent English-language Romani linguists and the author of several pioneering studies, including a book on 'Romani: A linguistic introduction' (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and on 'Romani in Britain: The afterlife of a language' (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), and a Grammar of Domari (De Gruyter Mouton, 2012). Matras organized the First International Conference on Romani Linguistics in 1993, and has served as Editor of the cross-discplinary journal Romani Studies since 1999. He has coordinated the Romani Project at the University of Manchester since 1999, and in 2010 he launched the Multilingual Manchester project. His publications include a book on Language Contact (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and a co-edited trilogy on Mixed Languages, Linguistic Areas, and Grammatical Borrowing.
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