The Mehweb language

Author:   Michael Daniel ,  Nina Dobrushina ,  Dmitry Ganenkov
Publisher:   Language Science Press
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9783961102099


Pages:   364
Publication Date:   25 September 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The Mehweb language


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This book is an investigation into the grammar of Mehweb (Dargwa, East Caucasian also known as Nakh-Daghestanian) based on several years of team fieldwork. Mehweb is spoken in one village community in Daghestan, Russia, with a population of some 800 people, In many ways, Mehweb is a typical East Caucasian language: it has a rich inventory of consonants; an extensive system of spatial forms in nouns and converbs and volitional forms in verbs; pervasive gender-number agreement; and ergative alignment in case marking and in gender agreement. It is also a typical language of the Dargwa branch, with symmetrical verb inflection in the imperfective and perfective paradigm and extensive use of spatial encoding for experiencers. Although Mehweb is clearly close to the northern varieties of Dargwa, it has been long isolated from the main body of Dargwa varieties by speakers of Avar and Lak. As a result of both independent internal evolution and contact with its neighbours, Mehweb developed some deviant properties, including accusatively aligned egophoric agreement, a split in the feminine class, and the typologically rare grammatical categories of verificative and apprehensive. But most importantly, Mehweb is where our friends live.

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Author:   Michael Daniel ,  Nina Dobrushina ,  Dmitry Ganenkov
Publisher:   Language Science Press
Imprint:   Language Science Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.00cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 24.40cm
Weight:   0.776kg
ISBN:  

9783961102099


ISBN 10:   3961102090
Pages:   364
Publication Date:   25 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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