Notes on Contributors
Diana Forker

teaches Caucasus studies at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. After completing her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology she taught general linguistics at the University of Bamberg. In 2013/2014 she spent a year as a Feodor-Lynen Fellow at the James Cook University (Cairns, Australia). Her main interests are languages of the Caucasus, typology, and morphosyntax. Among her recent publications are A Grammar of Hinuq (2013) and several articles on different aspects of Nakh-Daghestanian languages.

Timur Maisak

obtained his Ph.D. (Kandidat) in linguistics from the Moscow State University (2002) and is now a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences and at the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory of the National Research University HSE, Moscow. He has conducted research on Nakh-Daghestanian languages since the mid-1990s, mainly on the Lezgic (Agul, Udi, Tsakhur) and the Andic (Andi, Bagwalal) branches of the family. His research interests include language documentation and description, typology of verbal categories and grammaticalization theory. His most recent book published in Moscow in 2014 (Agul’skie teksty 1900–1960–x godov) presents a collection of all early texts in Agul provided with interlinear glosses and translation and accompanied by a grammatical sketch.

Marina Chumakina

is a Research Fellow in the Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey. Her work focuses on Nakh-Daghestanian languages and typology. She has done extensive fieldwork on the Archi language, resulting in an online Archi Dictionary (together with Dunstan Brown, Greville G. Corbett, and Harley Quilliam, 2007), works on Archi morphosyntax (Chumakina 2013) and Archi agreement (Bond et al., 2016).

Denis Creissels

is a professor emeritus who taught general linguistics at the Universities of Grenoble (1971–1996) and Lyon (1996–2008). The topic of his Habilitation thesis (1979) was the typology of possessive constructions. He wrote grammars of four African languages (Baule (Kwa), Kita Maninka (Mande), Mandinka (Mande), and Ganja (Atlantic)). His articles and book chapters deal with questions of morphosyntactic and/or phonological description of various African languages, but also Basque, Hungarian, and Akhvakh. He is also the author of articles and book chapters on various aspects of morphosyntactic typology: possessive and existential constructions, impersonal constructions, spatial cases, applicative periphrases, functive phrases, alignment typology.

Zarina Molochieva

is currently a lecturer at the University of Kiel, Germany. She wrote her PhD on Chechen tense-aspect-mood and evidentiality at the University of Leipzig in 2011. During her PhD studies and also during the postdoctoral studies she has undertaken many fieldtrips to the Chechen Republic investigating morphosyntactic features. After defending her PhD she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in a documentation project on Chechen Highland Varieties led by Johanna Nichols at the University California, Berkeley. From April 2012 to October 2016 she has been working as a lecturer at the University of Regensburg.

Johanna Nichols

is a professor emerita on active duty of Slavic linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests centre on the worldwide distribution of linguistic diversity and complexity and their implications for prehistoric migrations and language spreads. She works on Slavic and on other language families of the western Eurasian steppe periphery and on languages of the Caucasus, chiefly Chechen and Ingush. Among her recent publications on Caucasian languages are Chechen-English and Ingush-English dictionaries as well as a grammar of Ingush (2011, University of California Publications).

Oleg Belyaev

has received his Kandidat degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2014. His dissertation is on the syntax and semantics of correlatives in Ossetic, while his current work is focused on languages of the Caucasus, predominantly Ossetic and Dargwa, and on theoretical and descriptive aspects of the syntax of clause combining. A grammar of Shiri Dargwa is in preparation. He is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and researcher in the LexCauc project (University of Jena), as well as Research Fellow at the Department of Typology and Areal Linguistics, Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

Rasul Mutalov

is a Principal Researcher at the Department of Caucasian languages at the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, presently focusing on complex sentences in Dargwa languages. He also is Professor for Dargwa languages at the Daghestanian State University. Mutalov is an expert of Dargwa languages and a specialist in corpus linguistics. Under his supervision electronic national corpora of a number of Daghestanian languages have been constructed. His publications deal with various aspects of Dargwa languages (e.g. the make-up of verbal paradigms).

Michael Daniel

is a researcher at the Linguistic Convergence Laboratory and the Laboratory of Caucasian Languages, National Research University HSE, Moscow. He is specialized in sociolinguistics, typology and East Caucasian languages. His research includes various aspects of morphosyntax, including valency, ditransitive constructions, non-spatial uses of spatial cases, class agreement and noun categorization, and the typology of number. Among other things, he has contributed to the World Atlas of Language Structures (2005), the Oxford Handbook of Case (2009) and the Oxford Handbook of Language Typology (2011). He teaches sociolinguistics, morphology and the introduction to general linguistics at the School of Linguistics, HSE (Moscow) and sociolinguistics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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