LINGUIST List 32.39

Mon Jan 04 2021

Books: The Oxford Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus: Polinsky

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Date: 04-May-2020
From: Oxford University Press <HumanitiesMarketingoup.com>
Subject: The Oxford Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus: Polinsky
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Title: The Oxford Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus
Series Title: Oxford Handbooks
Published: 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book URL: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-languages-of-the-caucasus-9780190690694?utm_source=linguistlist&utm_medium=listserv&utm_campaign=linguistics

Author: Maria Polinsky
Hardback: ISBN: 9780190690694 Pages: 1064 Price: U.S. $ 200.00
Abstract:

The Oxford Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus is an introduction to and overview of the linguistically diverse languages of southern Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. Though the languages of the Caucasus have often been mischaracterized or exoticized, many of them have cross-linguistically rare features found in few or no other languages.

This handbook presents facts and descriptions of the languages written by experts. The first half of the book is an introduction to the languages, with the linguistic profiles enriched by demographic research about their speakers. It features overviews of the main language families as well as detailed grammatical descriptions of several individual languages. The second half of the book delves more deeply into theoretical analyses of features, such as agreement, ellipsis, and discourse properties, which are found in some languages of the Caucasus. Promising areas for future research are highlighted throughout the handbook, which will be of interest to linguists of all subfields.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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