Current Trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian Linguistics

Papers in honor of Howard I. Aronson

Editors
| George Mason University
| University of Montreal
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This volume is a collection of seventeen papers, on languages of all three indigenous Caucasian families as well as other languages spoken in the territory of the former Soviet Union. Several papers are concerned with diachronic questions, either within individual families, or at deeper time depths. Some authors utilize their field data to address problems of general linguistic interest, such as reflexivization. A number of papers look at the evidence for contact-induced change in multilingual areas. Some of the most exciting contributions to the collection represent significant advances in the reconstruction of the prehistory of such understudied language families as Northeast Caucasian, Tungusic and the baffling isolate Ket. This book will be of interest not only to specialists in the indigenous languages of the former USSR, but also to historical and synchronic linguists seeking to familiarize themselves with the fascinating, typologically diverse languages from the interior of the Eurasian continent.



Dee Ann Holisky is Professor of English and Linguistics, and Associate Dean for Academic Programs of the College of Arts & Sciences at George Mason University. She is the author of Aspect and Georgian Medial Verbs (Caravan Books, 1981) and of numerous articles on Georgian and Kartvelian linguistics. Kevin Tuite is Professor of Anthropology at the Université de Montréal. Among his books are An Anthology of Georgian Folk Poetry (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1994) and Ethnolinguistics and Anthropological Theory (co-edited with Christine Jourdan; Montréal: Éditions Fides, 2003).
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 246]  2003.  xxviii, 426 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Kevin Tuite
vii
Foreword
Victor A. Friedman
xix
Towards a Phonological Typology of Native Siberia
Gregory D.S. Anderson
1–22
On the Syntax of Possessive Reflexive Pronouns in Modern Georgian and Certain Indo-European Languages
Shukia Apridonidze
23–28
How Many Verb Classes Are There in Mingrelian?
Marcello Cherchi
29–39
More Pontic: Further Etymologies Between Indo-European and Northwest Caucasian
John Colarusso
41–60
The Bulgarians of Moldova and Their Language
Donald Dyer
61–74
Lak Folktales: Materials for a Bilingual Reader: Part Two
Victor A. Friedman
75–83
Typology of Writing, Greek Alphabet, and the Origin of Alphabetic Scripts of the Christian Orient
Thomas V. Gamkrelidze
85–96
The Case for Dialect Continua in Tungusic: Plural Morphology
Lenore A. Grenoble and Lindsay J. Whaley
97–122
Ingush Inflectional Verb Morphology: A Synchronic Classification and Historical Analysis with Comparison to Chechen
Zev Handel
123–175
The Prehistory of Udi Locative Cases and Locative Preverbs
Alice C. Harris
177–191
Vowels and Vowel Harmony in Namangan Tatar
K. David Harrison and Abigail R. Kaun
193–206
The Nakh-Daghestanian Consonant Correspondences
Johanna Nichols
207–264
Constraints on Reflexivization in Tsez
Maria Polinsky and Bernard Comrie
265–289
The Diachrony of Demonstrative Pronouns in East Caucasian
Wolfgang Schulze
291–348
On Double Dative Constructions in Georgian
Kora Singer
349–362
Kartvelian Series Markers
Kevin Tuite
363–391
Tone and Phoneme in Ket
Edward J. Vajda
393–418
Index
419–426
“This volume's usability is exceeded only by the overall quality of the presentations.”
“This collection of data-rich and in some cases highly analytical and closely argued papers will be an essential volume in the libraries of Caucasian specialists.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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