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Dargi Dialect of Tanty Village : Grammatical Essay, Issues of Syntax : Monograph Dargi Dialect of Tanty Village : Grammatical Essay, Issues of Syntax : Monograph
Dargi Dialect of Tanty Village : Grammatical Essay, Issues of Syntax : Monograph Dargi Dialect of Tanty Village : Grammatical Essay, Issues of Syntax : Monograph

Yurij Lander, Nina R. Sumbatova, M. X. Mamaev

Dargi Dialect of Tanty Village : Grammatical Essay, Issues of Syntax : Monograph

Yazy`ki slavyanskoj kul`tury`

Moskva, 2014, 752 pages

ISBN: 978-5-9906039-6-7

The book contains a description of the grammatical structure of the Dargi idiom of Tanty village located in central Daghestan. This idiom belongs to the Nakh-Daghestanian language family. The authors also discuss in detail a number of issues related to the interpretation of Tanty language data. Tanty idiom is characterized by complicated and nonordinary systems of nominal and verbal inflection; ergativity, present in Daghestanian languages, which, however, is combined with a rare for this family personal concord; as well as by a number of other non-trivial features. In this work special attention is paid to the specifics of constructions of nominal group, verb constructions, syntactic structure of simple sentences of different communicative types, categories of concord. The book also includes a small corpus of Tanty texts and vocabulary materials. This grammatical description is essential for experts in the field of comparative Caucasian studies and linguistic typology.

Contents

Introduction 7
Chapter 1. A sketch of the Tanti Dargwa grammar
Chapter 2. Aspects of the morphosyntax of noun phrases
Chapter 3. Predicate classes and clausal constructions
Chapter 4. From clause to sentence: illocutionary force and information structure
Chapter 5. Gender agreement and the general structure of the clause
Chapter 6. Personal agreement in Dargwa as compared with other East Caucasian languages
Conclusion
Appendix 1. Lexical data
Appendix 2. Glossed texts in Tanti Dargwa
References

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