Адвербиализатор guža (гужа) в андийском языке
The present article examines the marker guža (гужа) in Andi, a language of the Avar-Andic branch of the Nakh-Daghestanian family. This marker often co-occurs with finite verb forms, so one may think of analysing it as a verbal suffix that derives converbs from finite verbs. However, as I show with examples taken from Andi texts, guža functions as a more general adverbializer that produces adverbials from both clauses and constituents of various types, namely noun phrases, postpositional phrases and adverbs. Thus, guža is not a verbal suffix as such, but rather a syntactic marker which is placed in the rightmost element of a constituent or a clause.