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LINGUIST List 22.3683

Wed Sep 21 2011

Books: Language Documentation: Öztürk, Pöchtrager (Eds)

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        1.     Ulrich Lueders , Pazar Laz: Öztürk, Pöchtrager (Eds)

Message 1: Pazar Laz: Öztürk, Pöchtrager (Eds)
Date: 19-Sep-2011
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Pazar Laz: Öztürk, Pöchtrager (Eds)
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Title: Pazar Laz
Series Title: Languages of the World /Materials 484
Published: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Book URL: http://lincom-shop.eu

Editor: Balkız Öztürk
Editor: Markus Alexander Pöchtrager
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862881499 Pages: 182 Price: Europe EURO 58.80

Contributors: Aslı Göksel, Balkız Öztürk, Betül Emgin, Eser Taylan, İsmail
Avcı Bucak'lişi, Markus A. Pöchtrager, Neşe Kaya, Ömer Demirok, Özge
Sarıgül, Ümit Atlamaz

This grammar presents the essential features of the Pazar dialect of Laz,
also known as Atinan. Laz is a Caucasian language mainly spoken in Turkey.
It belongs to the subgroup called the South-Caucasian branch, along with
Megrelian, Georgian and Svan. Laz is an endangered language. The number
of speakers is estimated to range between 50,000 and 500,000.

Most of the data for this grammatical sketch were collected from a native
speaker of Pazar Laz, during a course on linguistic field methods at Boğaziçi
University in Spring 2010, taught by Balkız Öztürk and Markus A.
Pöchtrager. The grammar was jointly written by the students and the faculty
members who attended this course. Additional material comes from three
different research projects conducted by the faculty members (Aslı Göksel,
Balkız Öztürk and Markus A. Pöchtrager) funded by the Boğaziçi University
Scientific Research Fund. The present text discusses the phonology,
morphology and syntax of Pazar Laz in great detail, supported by roughly 600
examples, and closes with a fully glossed text which illustrates many of the
topics covered in the main text. It will be of interest to a wide variety of
scholars, from experts on Caucasian languages to theoretical linguists.


Abbreviations and Symbols

0. Introductory Remarks

1. Phonology (1.1. Vowels, 1.2. Consonants, 1.2.1 Basic system, 1.2.2
Phonotactics, 1.3 Minimal Word, 1.4 Suprasegmentals: Stress, 1.5. Loans,
1.6 Orthography).

2. Morphology (2.1 Word Classes, 2.2 The Morphology of Substantives, 2.2.1
Nouns, Number, Gender/Class,
Definiteness/Referentiality, Case, Possession, 2.2.2
Pronouns, Personal Pronouns, Possessive Pronouns,
Demonstratives, Reflexives, Interrogative Pronouns,
Indefinite Pronouns, Quantifiers, 2.2.3 Numerals, 2.2.4 Adjectives, Comparatives and Superlatives, 2.2.5 Adverbs, 2.2.6 Derived
Substantives, Compounds, 2.3 The Verb, 2.3.1 Person Marking,
2.3.2 Valency Operations and Pre-Root Vowels (Version Vowels), 2.3.3
Tense-Aspect-Modality Paradigms in Pazar Laz, 2.3.4 Mood and Modality in
Laz, 2.3.5 Negation, 2.3.6 Thematic Suffixes, 2.3.6 Affirmative Preverbs,
2.3.7 Spatial Prefixes, 2.3.8 Verb classes, 2.3.9 Suppletive Verbs, 2.4
Prepositions AND Postpositions).

3. Syntax (3.1 Non-Verbal Sentences, 3.2 Questions, 3.2.1 Polar
Questions, 3.2.2 Question Tag, 3.2.3 Wh-Questions, 3.3 Complex
Sentences, 3.3.1 Coordination, 3.3.2 Complement Clauses, 3.3.3 Relative
Clauses, 3.3.4 Adverbial Clauses, 3.4 Word Order, Sentential Stress and
Intonation, 3.4.1 Canonial word order (presentational focus), 3.4.2 The elision
of subjects and objects, 3.4.3 Word order variation and contrastive focus,
3.4.4 Topics, 3.4.5 Negative sentences, 3.4.6 Polar Questions, 3.4.7 Wh-
questions, 3.4.8 Rhetorical questions, 3.4.9 Echo questions, 3.4.10
Imperative constructions, 3.4.11 Marking an item for prominence).

4. Sample Text: K'oncolozi do Xorzha.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Laz (lzz)

Written In: English (eng )

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