A structural reference grammar
George Hewitt | School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
The Caucasus for its size can boast more languages than any other region on earth. Of the 40 or so native tongues Georgian is the most widely spoken (by up to 5 million, of whom 3 million are ethnic Georgians). With its own unique script, Georgian has been written since the 4th century and has a rich literature of all genres. Outside Georgia, however, it has remained virtually unknown and unstudied, its grammatical intricacies being discussed by a small but ever growing succession of foreign specialists. The present work represents the first Reference Grammar of this challenging language to appear in English and is the summation of 20 years of intensive study by its author.
[London Oriental and African Language Library, 2] 1995. xviii, 716 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Map | p. vi
Preface | p. xiii
Acknowledgements | p. xiv
Abbreviations | p. xv
The Georgian Alphabet | p. xvii
Chapter I: Introdution | p. 1
Chapter II: Sound System | p. 19
Chapter III: Non-verbal Morphology | p. 33
Chapter IV: Verbal Morphology | p. 117
Chapter V: Syntax | p. 523
Chapter VI: Texts | p. 637
Chapter VII: Sample Vocabularies in Semantic Fields | p. 685
Index | p. 707
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