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Title: A Grammar of Hinuq
Written By: Diana Forker
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/203728?format=G
Series Title: Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 63
Description:

This is the first thorough description of the Nakh-Daghestanian language Hinuq. Hinuq has about 600 speakers living primarily in a single village in the Caucasus mountains in southern Russia (Daghestan). During several fieldwork trips, the author collected an extensive corpus of texts. Based on the data, Forker provides a comprehensive analysis of Hinuq grammar with reference to other Nakh-Daghestanian languages, to Caucasian studies and to typological and general linguistic topics.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Grammars
Subject Language(s): Hinukh
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110303766
Pages: 827
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95

 
 
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ISBN-13: 9783110303971
Pages: 827
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95