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Modifier Incorporation In Dargwa Nominals


  • Yury A. Lander

    () (National Research University Higher School of Economics)


In Dargwa languages, which constitute a branch of the Northeast Caucasian language family, certain nominal attributes may be either marked with a dedicated attributive suffix or appear without it. While it is sometimes said that the short form of the modifier serves as a base for deriving the full form, I propose an alternative direction of derivation and present evidence for the idea that unmarked attributes are incorporated into the nominal head.

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  • Yury A. Lander, 2014. "Modifier Incorporation In Dargwa Nominals," HSE Working papers WP BRP 12/LNG/2014, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:12/lng/2014

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    Dargwa; Northeast Caucasian; attributive constructions; adjectives; relative clauses; incorporation; morphology-syntax interface;

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