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LINGUIST List 21.981

Sat Feb 27 2010

Books: Morphology/Phonology/Syntax: Khalilova

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        1.    MariĆ«tte Bonenkamp, A grammar of Khwarshi: Khalilova

Message 1: A grammar of Khwarshi: Khalilova
Date: 24-Feb-2010
From: Mariƫtte Bonenkamp <lotuu.nl>
Subject: A grammar of Khwarshi: Khalilova
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Title: A grammar of Khwarshi
Series Title: LOT dissertation series 234
Published: 2009
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT

Author: Zaira Khalilova
Paperback: ISBN: 9789078328933 Pages: Price: ----

This dissertation presents a grammar of Khwarshi, a Nakh-Daghestanian
language. The grammar is based on material collected by the author during
fieldwork. The dissertation gives an overview of the main aspects of the
phonology, morphology, and syntax of the language. At the phonological
level, a description of the system of vowels and consonants is given as
well as of the secondary articulations: nasalization, palatalization, and
pharyngealization. Khwarshi has several interesting morphological features
including an elaborate system of up to 43 spatial cases, five noun genders
which mark agreement between the Absolutive noun phrase and the verb,
adjective, adverb, or postposition with the help of the gender affixes.
Khwarshi is an ergative language with basic SOV word order and widespread
use of non-finite verb forms. In the chapter on syntax, the main types of
subordinate clauses such as relative, complement, and adverbial clauses are

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
                            Anthropological Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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