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Нелокативные употребления пространственных форм в северных диалектах даргинского языка: сопоставительное исследование

С. 332-345.

This study deals with the locative systems of seventeen northern dialects of the Dargwa   language (the Dargwa group of the Northeast Caucasian language family).   In the first part of the paper I discuss the relations between spatial and non-spatial uses of   the localization morphemes. Here I prove that locatives are not equal in their ability to be used in   non-spatial contexts and most of such uses concentrate around two morphemes: *cːi INTER and   *ki SUPER, while other morphemes either develop a very limited set of non-locative uses or do   not develop them at all. The second point of this part is that the semantic source of the non-   spatial uses of the locatives is their spatial meaning at the moment of their grammaticalization   and not their synchronic spatial meaning.   In the second part of the paper I apply statistical methods to the distribution of the non-   locative contexts among the morphemes of localization and orientation. Here I show that even   though the non-spatial semantics of inter and super are not always connected to their locative   semantics, the choice between the two localization is not random and the contexts form two clear   clusters. In this section, I also analyze the non-locative uses of orientations and show that the   vagueness of the difference between lative and essive that exists in spatial contexts is reflected in   non-spatial contexts as well.