Person variations in Akhvakh verb morphology: functional motivation and origin of an uncommon pattern

@inproceedings{Creissels2008PersonVI,
  title={Person variations in Akhvakh verb morphology: functional motivation and origin of an uncommon pattern},
  author={Denis Creissels},
  year={2008}
}
Abstract In the Nakh-Daghestanian language family, person agreement is considered a recent innovation of a few isolated languages. Person variations in Akhvakh verb morphology are limited to the perfective positive and follow a typologically rare pattern, in which the same couple of verbal endings encodes a 1st person vs. 2nd/3rd person contrast in declarative clauses, and a 2nd person vs. 1st/3rd person contrast in questions. A comparison of the verb forms concerned by this distinction with… CONTINUE READING