Norwegian Romani – A Linguistic View On A Minority Language In The North Of Europe
About the project
The PhD project about Norwegian Romani aims to gather information about the language of the Norwegian Roma minority living in Norway since 16th century. Beside vocabulary and grammar socio-linguistic and discourse analytical questions as attitude towards the language, the relation to Norwegian, language use, state of the language within the community etc. are focused. Members of the Norwegian Roma community shall be given a chance to express their view on the Romani language as part of their biography in a narrative interview. The results of the analysis of these interviews shall afterwards provide a picture of the language which can be used to create a basic framework for further work on Romani issues especially in education.
Primary theme: Multilingual language practices
Secondary theme: Multilingual competence