Gypsy categories of men: lexicon and attitudes
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PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Filozofická fakulta
SourceStudia Ethnologica Pragensia, 2018, 1, 13-29
Gypsies, folk taxonomy, smallest space analysis
The paper addresses itself to the problem of how Gypsy attitudes relate to Gypsy vocabulary. Gypsy attitudes toward ten categories of men are explored by studying reactions of informants to 13 hypothetical situations in an interview. Using a Smallest Space Analysis, the results of the interview yield a clustering of the categories of men. These clusters are then compared to those which would have been predicted on the basis of the Gypsy lexicon.