Specialized Converbs in Mehweb

Posted: 9 Dec 2015 Last revised: 5 Apr 2018

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Maria Sheyanova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: December 8, 2015


This paper classifies the semantic inventory and describes the morphosyntactic characteristics of specialized converbs in Mehweb a lect of the Dargwa group of the East Caucasian (Nakh-Daghestanian) language family.

The data for this description were collected during a field trip to the village of Mehweb (Megeb) 3. For Mehweb I describe converbs which have the following meaning: anteriority, immediacy, inceptivity, simultaniety, posteriority, hypothetical conditionality, counterfactuality, concessivity (and another meaning close to concessivity), causality, purpose and graduality.

Keywords: East Caucasian languages, minor languages, adverbial subordination, converbs, specialized converbs, verbal morphology

JEL Classification: Z19

Suggested Citation

Sheyanova, Maria, Specialized Converbs in Mehweb (December 8, 2015). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 31/LNG/2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2700665 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2700665

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