Non-Slavic Languages of the USSR Papers from the Fourth Conference

Edited by Howard I. Aronson
$29.95
0-89357-250-0
309
1994
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The first, and larger, part of the volume (all the papers from Aronson's through Tuite's) are homage to the great Georgian scholar, Akaki Shanidze (1887-1987). The remainder of the papers cover a variety of topics. We would particularly call your attention to the papers of Catford and Colarusso, which have great theoretical and typological significance. Contents: Howard I. Aronson: Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Subject in Georgian; Roland Bielmeier: On Iranian Influence in Old Georgian; J. C. Catford: Vowel Systems of Caucasian Languages; John Colarusso: How to Describe the Sounds of the Northwest Caucasian Languages; Victor Friedman: Assertive Verb Forms in Lak; Zbigniew Gob: Prehistoric Contacts between Ossetic and Slavic; Alice C. Harris: On the History of Relative Clauses in Georgian; Dee Ann Holisky: Notes on Auxiliary Verbs in Tsova-Tush (Batsbi); Johanna Nichols: The Structure of the Nakh-Daghestanian Verb Root and Verb Stem; Alfred G. Paludis: The Subjunctive in Classical Armenian: Significant Differences between Eznik and Eishò; K. H. Schmidt: Class Inflection and Related Categories in the Caucasus; Wolfgang Schulze-Fuerhoff: Tracing Aspect Coding Techniques in the Lezgian languages; David Testen: The Correspondence: Scythian Bastakaw = Ossetian basta; Kevin Tuite: Syntactic Subject in Georgian; Robert Austerlitz: Gilyak Internal Reconstruction, 3: Ligneous Matter; Donald L. Dyer: Moldavian Linguistic Realities; Rachel Lehr: Complex Infinitives and Other Deverbal Nominals in Tajik; Jules Levin: Stressing Freely in Lithuanian and Russian; Roy Andrew Miller: The Original Geographic Distribution of the Tungus Languages; Stefan Pugh: Observations on the Russian Component in Karelian; Steven Young: The Scope of Saussure's Law in Colloquial Lithuanian. "This is an excellent collection;..." (SEER) "The volume includes a number of major contributions to our understanding of the structure and history of the languages of the former USSR..." (SEEJ)