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Author Forker, Diana.

Title A Grammar of Hinuq
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (860 pages)
Series Mouton Grammar Library [MGL]
Mouton grammar library.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of figures; List of tables; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The Hinuq people; 1.1.1 Hinuq speakers and their village; 1.1.2 The social and ethnological background; 1.1.3 Some notes on the history; 1.2 The Hinuq language; 1.2.1 The status of the Hinuq language; 1.2.2 Genealogical affiliation; 1.2.3 Typological overview of Hinuq; 1.2.4 Language contact; 1.2.5 Influence from Tsez; 1.3 Describing and analyzing Hinuq; 1.3.1 Earlier literature; 1.3.2 This grammar; 1.3.3 Fieldwork; 1.3.4 The corpus; 2 Phonology; 2.1 Vowels; 2.1.1 Realization; 2.1.2 Diphtongs
2.1.3 Long vowels2.1.4 Pharyngealization; 2.2 Consonants; 2.2.1 Realization; 2.2.2 Distribution of consonants; 2.2.3 Labialization; 2.3 Phonotactics; 2.3.1 Syllable structure and word structure; 2.3.2 Geminates; 2.3.3 Consonant clusters; 2.4 Morphophonology; 2.4.1 Syllable repair mechanisms; Epenthetic vowels; o/zero Alternation; Vowel deletion; 2.4.2 Glide insertion; 2.4.3 Sequences of identical vowels; 2.4.4 Sonorant deletion; 2.4.5 Palatalization; 2.4.6 Ablaut; 2.4.7 Integration of loan words; 2.4.8 Reduplication; 2.5 Word stress; 2.5.1 Stress in roots
2.5.2 Stress in major parts of speech2.5.3 Stress in adjectives; 2.5.4 Stress in loan words; 3 Nouns; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Oblique Singular stem formation; 3.2.1 Base stem pattern; 3.2.2 Oblique stem formation; 3.2.3 Alternative stem forms and exceptions; 3.3 Plural; 3.4 Oblique Plural stem formation; 3.5 Case; 3.5.1 Introduction; 3.5.2 Absolutive; 3.5.3 Ergative; 3.5.4 Genitive; 3.5.5 Dative; 3.5.6 Instrumental; 3.5.7 Overview of the spatial cases; 3.5.8 CONT-Essive; 3.5.9 CONT-Lative; 3.5.10 CONT-Ablative; 3.5.11 CONT-Directional; 3.5.12 IN-Essive
3.6.2 Names of groups of people with -be3.6.3 Agentive nouns, activities, and tools with -(na)k'u; 3.6.4 Professions with -qan; 3.6.5 Professions and tools with -qu; 3.6.6 Agentive nouns with -r(y)o; 3.6.7 Event nouns with -demu; 3.6.8 Sounds with -ni; 3.6.9 Less productive derivational suffixes; 3.7 Nominal compounding; 4 Gender; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Semantic basis for gender assignment; 4.3 Formal criteria for gender assignment; 4.4 Gender assignment to loan words; 5 Pronouns; 5.1 Personal pronouns; 5.2 Demonstrative pronouns; 5.2.1 Pronouns with the roots ha- and hay-
Summary This is the first thorough description of the Nakh-Daghestanian language Hinuq. Hinuq has about 600 speakers living primarily in a single village in the Caucasus mountains in southern Russia (Daghestan). During several fieldwork trips, the author collected an extensive corpus of texts. Based on the data, Forker provides a comprehensive analysis of Hinuq grammar with reference to other Nakh-Daghestanian languages, to Caucasian studies and to typological and general linguistic topics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ginukh language -- Grammar.
Caucasus, Northern (Russia) -- Languages.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 129972292X (ebk)
3110303973 (electronic bk.)
9781299722927 (ebk)
9783110303971 (electronic bk.)