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Title The semantics of verbal categories in Nakh-Daghestanian languages : tense, aspect, evidentiality, mood and modality / edited by Diana Forker, Timur Maisak
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Series Brill's studies in language, cognition and culture, 1879-5412 ; volume 16
Contents Introduction / Diana Forker -- Tense, Aspect, Mood and Evidentiality in Chechen and Ingush / Zarina Molochieva and Johanna Nichols -- 2 The Tense/Aspect System of Standard Dargwa / Rasul Mutalov -- Aorist, Resultative, and Perfect in Shiri Dargwa and Beyond / Oleg Belyaev -- The Aorist / Perfect Distinction in Nizh Udi / Timur Maisak -- Perfective Tenses and Epistemic Modality in Northern Akhvakh / Denis Creissels -- The Semantics of Evidentiality and Epistemic Modality in Avar / Diana Forker -- Mood in Archi: Realization and Semantics / Marina Chumakina -- Aspectual Stems in Three East Caucasian Languages / Michael Daniel
Summary The Caucasus is the place with the greatest linguistic variation in Europe. The present volume explores this variation within the tense, aspect, mood, and evidentiality systems in the languages of the North-East Caucasian (or Nakh-Daghestanian) family. The papers of the volume cover the most challenging and typologically interesting features such as aspect and the complicated interaction of aspectual oppositions expressed by stem allomorphy and inflectional paradigms, grammaticalized evidentiality and mirativity, and the semantics of rare verbal categories such as the deliberative ('May I go?'), the noncurative ('Let him go, I don't care'), different types of habituals (gnomic, qualitative, non-generic), and perfective tenses (aorist, perfect, resultative). The book offers an overview of these features in order to gain a broader picture of the verbal semantics covering the whole North-East Caucasian family. At the same time it provides in-depth studies of the most fascinating phenomena
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nakho-Dagestanian languages -- Verb
Form Electronic book
Author Forker, Diana, editor
Maĭsak, T. A. (Timur Anatolʹevich), 1975- editor.
LC no. 2018008883
ISBN 9789004361805