Promoting recognition and status of the Romani language

Impact: Cultural impacts, Societal impacts


This research by Professor Yaron Matras produced tools to promote awareness of the Romani language through popular websites, online documentation, learning resources and audio-visual educational materials. It also produced policy papers which prompted the launch of a European Language Curriculum Framework for Romani. This led to the consistent monitoring and reporting by governments on policy to promote Romani through the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Professor Matras was responsible for establishing the first-ever online multi-dialectal dictionary in any language. ‘Romlex currently offers an online lexical database of 25 Romani dialects with search and translation facilities in 14 different target languages.
Category of impactCultural impacts, Societal impacts