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Mon Nov 24 2003

Books: Ling Theories, Altaic/Slavic: Holisky, Tuite

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  1. paul, Current Trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian Linguistics

Message 1: Current Trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian Linguistics

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 11:51:27 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Current Trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian Linguistics

Title: Current Trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian
Subtitle: Papers in honor of Howard I. Aronson
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 246
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL: 

Editor: Dee Ann Holisky, George Mason University 
Editor: Kevin Tuite, University of Montreal 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114619, Pages: xxviii, 426 pp., Price: USD 125.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247587, Pages: xxviii, 426 pp., Price: EUR 125.00

This volume is a collection of seventeen papers, on languages of all
three indigenous Caucasian families as well as other languages spoken
on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Several papers are
concerned with diachronic questions, either within individual
families, or at deeper time depths. Some authors utilize their field
data to address problems of general linguistic interest, such as
reflexivization. A number of papers look at the evidence for
contact-induced change in multilingual areas. Some of the most
exciting contributions to the collection represent significant
advances in the reconstruction of the prehistory of such understudied
language families as Northeast Caucasian, Tungusic and the baffling
isolate Ket. This book will be of interest not only to specialists in
the indigenous languages of the former USSR, but also to historical
and synchronic linguists seeking to familiarize themselves with the
fascinating, typologically diverse languages from the interior of the
Eurasian continent.

Dee Ann Holisky is Professor of English and Linguistics, and Associate
Dean for Academic Programs of the College of Arts & Sciences at George
Mason University. She is the author of Aspect and Georgian Medial
Verbs (Caravan Books, 1981) and of numerous articles on Georgian and
Kartvelian linguistics. Kevin Tuite is Professor of Anthropology at
the Universit� de Montr�al. Among his books are An Anthology of
Georgian Folk Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1994) and
Ethnolinguistics and Anthropological Theory (co-edited with Christine
Jourdan; Montr�al: �ditions Fides, 2003).

Table of contents

 Kevin Tuite vii 
 Victor A. Friedman xix 
Towards a Phonological Typology of Native Siberia 
 Gregory D.S. Anderson 1-22 
On the Syntax of Possessive Reflexive Pronouns in Modern Georgian and
 Certain Indo-European Languages
 Shukia Apridonidze 23-28 
How Many Verb Classes Are There in Mingrelian? 
 Marcello Cherchi 29-39 
More Pontic: Further Etymologies Between Indo-European and Northwest
 John Colarusso 41-60 
The Bulgarians of Moldova and Their Language 
 Donald Dyer 61-74 
Lak Folktales: Materials for a Bilingual Reader: Part Two 
 Victor A. Friedman 75-83 
Typology of Writing, Greek Alphabet, and the Origin of Alphabetic
 Scripts of the Christian Orient
 Thomas V. Gamkrelidze 85-96 
The Case for Dialect Continua in Tungusic: Plural Morphology 
 Lenore A. Grenoble and Lindsay J. Whaley 97-122 
Ingush Inflectional Verb Morphology: A Synchronic Classification and
 Historical Analysis with Comparison to Chechen
 Zev Handel 123-175 
The Prehistory of Udi Locative Cases and Locative Preverbs 
 Alice C. Harris 177-191 
Vowels and Vowel Harmony in Namangan Tatar 
 K. David Harrison and Abigail R. Kaun 193-206 
The Nakh-Daghestanian Consonant Correspondences 
 Johanna Nichols 207-264 
Constraints on Reflexivization in Tsez 
 Maria Polinsky and Bernard Comrie 265-289 
The Diachrony of Demonstrative Pronouns in East Caucasian 
 Wolfgang Schulze 291-348 
On Double Dative Constructions in Georgian 
 Kora Singer 349-362 
Kartvelian Series Markers 
 Kevin Tuite 363-391 
Tone and Phoneme in Ket 
 Edward J. Vajda 393-418 
Index 419-426

Lingfield(s): Linguistic Theories 			 
		General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Altaic
			Slavic Subgroup

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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