Documentation and grammatical description of Chechen including the Cheberloi dialect
Zarina Molochieva, University of Leipzig
Individual Graduate Studentship. Duration: 2007-2008. £14,919
The goal of this project is twofold: (a) to complete a reference grammar of Chechen (of which 20% is already drafted), which will be submitted as a PhD dissertation at the University of Leipzig; (b) as the empirical basis of this, to collect, transcribe, annotate, and publish an audio- visual corpus of Chechen. The focus of the grammar is on morphology and morphosyntax, especially on hitherto unknown structures in the evidentiality/mirativity system. The focus of the corpus will be on the speech of monolingual speakers who preserve structures that disappeared from speech of younger generations due to influence of Russian.