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Title The Mehweb language : essays on phonology, morphology and syntax / edited by Michael Daniel, Nina Dobrushina, Dmitry Ganenkov
Published Berlin : Language Science Press, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Languages of the Caucasus ; 1
Languages of the Caucasus ; 1
Summary This book is an investigation into the grammar of Mehweb (Dargwa, East Caucasian also known as Nakh-Daghestanian) based on several years of team fieldwork. Mehweb is spoken in one village community in Daghestan, Russia, with a population of some 800 people, In many ways, Mehweb is a typical East Caucasian language: it has a rich inventory of consonants; an extensive system of spatial forms in nouns and converbs and volitional forms in verbs; pervasive gender-number agreement; and ergative alignment in case marking and in gender agreement. It is also a typical language of the Dargwa branch, with symmetrical verb inflection in the imperfective and perfective paradigm and extensive use of spatial encoding for experiencers. Although Mehweb is clearly close to the northern varieties of Dargwa, it has been long isolated from the main body of Dargwa varieties by speakers of Avar and Lak
Analysis Linguistics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Knowledge Unlatched 104952 Language Science Press 2018 - 2020
Subject Caucasian languages.
Mehweb language -- Phonology
Mehweb language -- Morphology
Language Arts & Disciplines -- Linguistics.
Language arts
Genre/Form Electronic books
technical reports.
Technical reports.
Rapports techniques.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3961102082