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Title: Per Una Classificazione Dei Verbi Georgiani Ai Fini Pratici Della Realizzazione Di Un Vocabolario Georgiano-Italiano
Written By: Aldo Castellani
Series Title: Linguistics Edition 69

Viene proposto un sistema di notazione per i verbi georgiani da adottare in
un futuro dizionario georgiano-italiano (ma anche georgiano verso altre
lingue) in modo da permettere ai fruitori del dizionario stesso di
riconoscere e/o formare tutte le voci del verbo georgiano, che, come noto,
si caratterizzano per un’estrema varietà e mobilità di affissi. Il lavoro è
chiaramente suddiviso in due parti: nella prima parte viene presentato il
problema e viene analizzata la delicata questione della classificazione e
della lessicalizzazione dei verbi georgiani, presentando esempi tratti dai
dizionari precedenti e dalla letteratura specifica sull’argomento; la
seconda parte, più tecnica, affronta in pratica il problema della
classificazione, proponendo un certo numero di classi e sottoclassi
verbali, con le relative caratteristiche comuni e la notazione proposta per
il dizionario, che deve assolvere a due criteri fondamentali di chiarezza e

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): Georgian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895860645
Pages: 61
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