Anton Tenser is a PhD candidate at the Manchester University Linguistics Department. He obtained his Master's degree from the same department, and is now in his third year of PhD studies. His specialization is in the Romani Language, particularly the so-called Northeastern group of Romani dialects. While his Master's dissertation focused on the grammar of one dialect from this group, namely Lithuanian Romani, the scope of the PhD work is broadened to include a comparative analysis of all the dialects in the group. The particular concerns of the study include the change in the semantic maps of the dialects under the influence of L2 languages, as well as other language contact phenomena.
Publications and Talks:
- 2005. Lithuanian Romani Grammar. Munich: Lincom Europa.
- 2005. Convergence of Case Representation in Northeastern Romani Dialects. LAGB Annual Conference, Cambridge.
- 2006. Romani dialects in Ukraine and Moldova: reconciling linguistic and ethnographic data. 7th International Conference on Romani Linguistics. Anthropological Perspectives on the Romani Language.Prague. 14th-16th September