Yaron Matras

List of John Benjamins publications for which Yaron Matras plays a role.


Multilingual Landscapes and the Construction of Community

Edited by Leonie Gaiser and Yaron Matras

Special issue of Linguistic Landscape 6:2 (2020) v, 128 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Applied linguistics | Communication Studies | Language policy | Multilingualism | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects Bibliographies in linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Other Indo-European languages | Syntax

The Typology and Dialectology of Romani

Edited by Yaron Matras, Peter Bakker and Hristo Kyuchukov

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 156] 1997. xxxii, 223 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Other Indo-European languages | Typology
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Other Indo-European languages | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Matras, Yaron 2024 Review of Aboh & Vigouroux (2021): Variation rolls the dice. A worldwide collage in honour of Salikoko S. MufweneAustralian Contact Languages, O'Shannessy, Carmel, Denise Angelo and Jane Simpson (eds.), pp. 293–301 | Review
Gaiser, Leonie and Yaron Matras 2020 Defining the position of ‘community’ in the study of linguistic landscapesMultilingual Landscapes and the Construction of Community, Gaiser, Leonie and Yaron Matras (eds.), pp. 109–127 | Article
This special issue explores how multilingual (and semiotic) landscapes relate to constructions of community. With the present introduction we aim to embed theoretical notions of ‘community’ into the study of Linguistic Landscapes (henceforth LL). We first discuss how the notion of ‘community’ has… read more
Matras, Yaron and Leonie Gaiser 2020 Signage as event: Deriving ‘community’ from language practiceMultilingual Landscapes and the Construction of Community, Gaiser, Leonie and Yaron Matras (eds.), pp. 213–236 | Article
Our aim in this paper is to propose a framework to analyse the relationship between language choice on signs in multilingual environments, place, and notions of ‘community’. We focus on an interpretation of the goals pursued by sign owners, exploring how linguistic (and non-linguistic) resources… read more
Matras, Yaron 2015 Review of Ansaldo (2009): Contact languages. Ecology and evolution in AsiaContrasting contrastive approaches, Defrancq, Bart (ed.), pp. 151–154 | Review
Matras, Yaron 2011 Explaining Convergence and the Formation of Linguistic AreasGeographical Typology and Linguistic Areas: With special reference to Africa, Hieda, Osamu, Christa König and Hiroshi Nakagawa (eds.), pp. 143–160 | Article
Matras, Yaron 2010 Language contactVariation and Change: Pragmatic perspectives, Fried, Mirjam, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 203–214 | Article
Matras, Yaron 2007 Contact, connectivity and language evolutionConnectivity in Grammar and Discourse, Rehbein, Jochen, Christiane Hohenstein and Lukas Pietsch (eds.), pp. 51–74 | Article
This paper is concerned firstly with introducing a preliminary sketch of a function-oriented theory of language contact. Second, it will address the position of connectivity devices as mental or cognitive operations, which constitute part of the bilingual’s communicative activity. From the… read more
Matras, Yaron and Jeanette Sakel 2007 Investigating the mechanisms of pattern replication in language convergenceStudies in Language 31:4, pp. 829–865 | Article
The replication of concrete formal-structural material (morpho-phonological forms with attached meanings) from one language in another is universally understood to instantiate grammatical and lexical ‘borrowing’ (we follow mainstream usage here and attach no value judgement to the word ‘borrowing’… read more
Matras, Yaron 2003 Language contactHandbook of Pragmatics: 2001 Installment, Verschueren, Jef, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Article
Matras, Yaron 2000 The structural and functional composition of Romani demonstrativesGrammatical Relations in Romani: The Noun Phrase, Elšík, Viktor and Yaron Matras (eds.), pp. 95 ff. | Article
Bakker, Peter and Yaron Matras 1997 IntroductionThe Typology and Dialectology of Romani, Matras, Yaron, Peter Bakker and Hristo Kyuchukov (eds.), pp. vii ff. | Miscellaneous
A distinction is commonly made between morphological or surface ergativity, and syntactic or deep ergativity, based on what Dixon has termed the "pivot" behavior (S/A vs. S/O) of a language. Since marked constructions enable an S/A pivot to function even in some deep ergative languages, deep or… read more
Matras, Yaron 1997 The typology of case relations and case layer distribution in RomaniThe Typology and Dialectology of Romani, Matras, Yaron, Peter Bakker and Hristo Kyuchukov (eds.), pp. 61 ff. | Article
Matras, Yaron 1995 IntroductionRomani in Contact: The history, structure and sociology of a language, Matras, Yaron (ed.), pp. ix ff. | Miscellaneous