Documentation of Morphosyntactic and Phonological Features in Himoj: A Dialect of Chechen

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Title:
Documentation of Morphosyntactic and Phonological Features in Himoj: A Dialect of Chechen
Author:
Wagner, John Doyle
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This research examines the morphosyntactic and phonological features of Himoj, a dialect of Chechen - an indigenous language of the North Caucasus and largest member, by virtue of number of native speakers, of the Nakh-Dagestanian language family. Himoj is an undocumented dialect of Chechen despite its use amongst the people of the Himoj teip, a clan in the Highland region of the Chechen Republic. The goals of this research is to highlight specific features of the Himoj dialect and provide evidence for its placement in the Highland group of Chechen dialects by means of cross-dialectical referencing of these same features. By first describing the phonological and morphosyntactic features that distinguishes the Himoj dialect, this paper intends to place Himoj into the greater Highland dialect group, making note of sound correspondences, similar features and cognate forms in other major Highland dialects found in Chechnya; focusing on Č'aberloj, Itum-Qale, Šaroj and Kisti dialects. Data in this thesis is collected from consultation with a native speaker of Himoj as well as audio and video recordings of her relatives. Finally, many examples from other Highland dialects are taken from word lists in the current literature.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Linguistics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleDocumentation of Morphosyntactic and Phonological Features in Himoj: A Dialect of Chechenen_US
dc.creatorWagner, John Doyleen_US
dc.contributor.authorWagner, John Doyleen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research examines the morphosyntactic and phonological features of Himoj, a dialect of Chechen - an indigenous language of the North Caucasus and largest member, by virtue of number of native speakers, of the Nakh-Dagestanian language family. Himoj is an undocumented dialect of Chechen despite its use amongst the people of the Himoj teip, a clan in the Highland region of the Chechen Republic. The goals of this research is to highlight specific features of the Himoj dialect and provide evidence for its placement in the Highland group of Chechen dialects by means of cross-dialectical referencing of these same features. By first describing the phonological and morphosyntactic features that distinguishes the Himoj dialect, this paper intends to place Himoj into the greater Highland dialect group, making note of sound correspondences, similar features and cognate forms in other major Highland dialects found in Chechnya; focusing on Č'aberloj, Itum-Qale, Šaroj and Kisti dialects. Data in this thesis is collected from consultation with a native speaker of Himoj as well as audio and video recordings of her relatives. Finally, many examples from other Highland dialects are taken from word lists in the current literature.en_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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