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Book chapter

The adrelative genitive in Udi: Syntactic borrowing plus reanalysis

P. 325-349.

In Udi (Northeast Caucasian, Lezgic), the prenominal relative clause may be preceded by a genitive phrase referring, at first glance, to some of its arguments. It is proposed that this construction results from a borrowing from Azerbaijani, which, however, underwent reanalysis: the genitive phrase behaves as the possessor of the matrix nominal phrase and the relative clause appears to specify the possessive relation. The Udi data are further compared with data from a few other languages that display similar constructions.

In book

Топадзе М., Томеллери В. С., Лукьянович А. Iss. 16. Muenchen; Berlin: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2011.