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100 1  Khvtisiashvili, Tamrika 
245 10 Principal aspects of Xinaliq phonology and morphosyntax
       |h[electronic resource] 
300    1 online resource  
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 75-
       01(E), Section: A 
500    Adviser: Mary Ann Christison 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Utah, 2013 
520    This dissertation is a description of Xinaliq, a Northeast
       (Nakh-Daghestanian) Caucasian language spoken primarily in
       the village also called Xinaliq, which lies at an 
       elevation of 7,000 feet in the Kuba district of Azerbaijan,
       near the border with Daghestan. Currently there are 
       approximately 1,500 residents in the village. Most of them
       are bilingual. Use of the Xinaliq language is decreasing 
       rapidly due to many economic and social factors 
520    The aim of this dissertation is to contribute to 
       linguistics scholarship in several ways: (i) Xinaliq 
       offers rich typological traits that have been understudied,
       due to the relatively sparse linguistic analysis of the 
       Northeast Caucasian languages; (ii) Xinaliq offers many 
       resources for historical linguistics, providing material 
       needed for the study of language change, language contact,
       and possible genetic relationships among languages in this
       region; (iii) cultural description of the region will 
       benefit anybody interested in this ancient community, its 
       members and their language 
520    The grammar, although based on a linguistic analysis 
       informed by current linguistic theory and advances in 
       language typology, is theory neutral. An attempt was made 
       to analyze, interpret and synthesize phonological and 
       morphological patterns in formats that will be useful both
       to linguists and to researchers from other fields, as well
       as Xinaliq community members. In addition to the grammar, 
       the dissertation describes the historical and cultural 
       background of the language and the speakers of the 
520    This dissertation is primarily based on data collected 
       during several field trips undertaken by the author 
       between the years 2009--2013. It is supplemented with data
       from the initial visit to Xinaliq village with Dr. Harris 
       in 2009. Limited materials available from previous 
       research on the language have also been researched and 
       studied. The fieldwork consisted of long-term stays in 
       Xinaliq village, eliciting data, collecting texts, making 
       video and audio recordings and participating in daily life
       activities with the community members. Different 
       socioeconomic groups, including men, women and children of
       various ages were engaged in the process 
520    This dissertation has been partially supported by a grant 
       from National Science Foundation, DoBes Volkswagen 
       Foundation and The American Research Institute of the 
       South Caucasus 
590    School code: 0240 
650  4 Linguistics 
650  4 Ethnic studies 
710 2  The University of Utah.|bLinguistics 
773 0  |tDissertation Abstracts International|g75-01A(E) 
856 40 |zDigital Dissertation Consortium|uhttp://ddc.elib.com.tw/