The Oxford Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus (inbunden)
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The Oxford Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus (inbunden)

The Oxford Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus

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This book is an introduction to and overview of the languages of the Caucasus, including those of southern Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. This region of the world exhibits extremely high linguistic diversity, and many of the languages spoken in the Caucasus have cross-linguistically rare features that are found in few or no other languages. This handbook serves as a comprehensive overview with detailed descriptions of languages as well as theoretically
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Maria Polinsky is Professor of Linguistics and Associate Director of the Language Science Centre at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Heritage Languages and Their Speakers (2018), Deconstructing Ergativity (2016) and The Russian Language in the Twentieth Century (1996). She has done extensive primary work on several language families, in particular, on languages of the Caucasus: Nakh-Dagestanian, Norwest Caucasian, and Kartvelian. Her research emphasizes the importance of lesser-studied languages for theoretical linguistics.


Abbreviations Notes on Contributors Maps Introduction Maria Polinsky Part I: General overview of the Caucasus 1. Languages and sociolinguistics of the Caucasus Nina Dobrushina, Michael Daniel, and Yuri Koryakov 2. North Caucasus: Regions and their Demography Konstantin Kazenin Part II: Nakh-Dagestanian Languages 3. Nakh-Dagestanian Languages Dmitry Ganenkov and Timur Maisak 4. Dargwa Nina Sumbatova 5. Lak Victor A. Friedman 6. Avar Diana Forker 7. Archi Marina Chumakina 8. Chechen and Ingush Erwin R. Komen, Zarina Molochieva, and Johanna Nichols Part III: Northwest Caucasian Languages 9. Northwest Caucasian Languages Peter Arkadiev & Yury Lander 10. Abaza and Abkhaz Brian O'Herin Part IV: Kartvelian Languages 11. Kartvelian, or South Caucasian Languages Yakov G. Testelets 12. Megrelian Alexander Rostovtsev-Popiel Part V: Indo-European Languages 13. Indo-European Languages of the Caucasus Oleg Belyaev 14. Iron Ossetic David Erschler Part VI: Phenomena 15. Segmental Phonetics and Phonology in Caucasian Languages Ga%sper Begu%s 16. Word stress in Languages of the Caucasus Lena Borise 17. Tone and Intonation in Languages of the Caucasus Lena Borise 18. Ergativity in the Caucasus Dmitry Ganenkov 19. The Nominal Domain in Languages of the Caucasus Balkiz Ozturk and Omer Eren 20. Agreement in Languages of the Caucasus Steven Foley 21. Binding and Indexicality in the Caucasus Dmitry Ganenkov and Natalia Bogomolova 22. Correlatives in Languages of the Caucasus Omer Demirok and Balkiz Ozturk 23. Ellipsis in Languages of the Caucasus David Erschler 24. Information Structure in Languages of the Caucasus Diana Forker References Appendix I: Language names Appendix II: Transliteration tables Index