LINGUIST List 14.2763

Mon Oct 13 2003

Books: Lang Description, Dargwa: Sumbatova, Mutalov

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Message 1: Icari: Sumbatova, Mutalov

Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2003 16:22:58 +0000
From: lincom.europa <>
Subject: Icari: Sumbatova, Mutalov

Title: Icari
Series Title: Languages of the World/Materials 92
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH,	
Author: Nina R. Sumbatova, University of Moscow 
Author: Rasul O. Mutalov, Daghestan State University 

Paperback: ISBN: ISBN389586014X, Pages: 250, Price: EUR 68

The dialect of Icari is mainly spoken in the village of Icari in the
Daghestan Republic (Russia). Icari is a separate dialect of the Dargwa
language spoken by about 2,000 people.

Generally, the grammar of Icari is typical for the South Daghestan. It
is characterized by ergative clause structure focus marking, complex
verbal system containing a number of synthetic and periphrastic forms
of aspect/tense/evidentiality, class system of the noun with a long
list of locative cases. Icari differs from the standard Dargwa in
certain respects, for example in the consonant system, predicate
structure, etc.
Rasul O. Matulov is Senior Lecturer at the Daghestan State University
(Makhachkala). He teaches Linguistics and the Dargwa language. His
Ph.D. these is the only considerable work dealing with the Icari
dialect. NINA R. SUMBATOVA is a researcher at the Institute of the
Oriental Studies primarily interested in typology of verbal
systems. She also made fieldwork on Icari as well as some other
languages of Daghestan. (see also the LINCOM webshop:

Lingfield(s): Language Description

Subject Language(s): Dargwa (Language Code: DGW)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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