ROMANI LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT OF PRESCHOOL ROMA CHILDREN

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The paper aims to present the acquisition of some grammatical categories in Romani language by children aged 3 and 6 years old. Roma children from Bulgaria and from Slovakia were tested with a test in Romani language. Categories such as wh-questions, wh complements, passive verbs and possessiveness are measured with newly developed test.The knowledge of the children is connected with the theory of García Coll and her collaborators (1996), who present the home environment and the SES of the families as an important predictor for language development.

Hristo Kyuchukov

hkyuchukov@gmail.com
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences 2 Breitscheid straße, Magdeburg, 39114, Germany

Kyuchukov Hristo is a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor of Magdeburg-Stendhal University of Applied Sciences, Magdeburg, Germany.

Milan Samko

msamko@ukf.sk
Constantine the Philosopher University 1 Trieda Andreja Hlinku, Nitra-Chrenová, 949 74, Slovak Republic

Samko Milan is a Doctor in Philosophy (PhD), Associate Professor of the Institute of Romani Studies of the University of Constantine the Philosopher, Nitra, Slovakia.

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