Romani (Gypsy) culture and social issues.

Duty and Beauty, Possession and Truth:
The Claim of
Lexical Impovershment as Control

by Ian Hancock

Ian F. Hancock, of British Romani and Hungarian Romani descent, represents Roma on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He is professor of Romani Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and has authored nearly 300 publications. In 1997, he was awarded the international Rafto Human Rights Prize (Norway), and in 1998 was recipient of the Gamaliel Chair in Peace and Justice (USA).

This paper is reproduced by the Patrin Web Journal with the permission and assistance of the author, 1 March 1997.

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