Stony Brook University
Inalco, SeDyL, CNRS
University of Cambridge
Inalco, SeDyL, CNRS, IRD
Réseau européen de recherche sur la linguistique et les langues de l’aire Anatolie-Caucase-Iran-Mesopotamie
just to keep track of what was in the QA today
post-verbal object isn't always topicalized. a recent study is looking into what these preferences/tendencies are: Samvelian, P., P. Faghiri & V. Khurshudyan (to appear). On the persistence of SVO: The case of Modern Eastern Armenian. To appear in Linguistics.
(SYN-001-Page 8) I have a question about the Definite in object/postverbal position. Will there be an asymmetry of subject and object position, or the preference of definite in postverb position is only trigger by topicalization.
My question is about negative sentences and questions. Could you please tell more about their structure? How does the focus change in these kinds of sentences?
(MOR-001-Page4) I have question about the meaning of Def. affix after the proper name, like Mary-Def. ,will this change the reference or it shows an agreement
I have a question regarding declension and the morphological structure of nouns. First rather generally, how does this structure relate to Indo-European as a whole and what were important changes within the internal history of Armenian. Specifically I wonder about the marking of possession and definiteness and its history. Is there a transparent precursor to it within older stages of Armenian. Synthetic marking of possession via suffixes is to my knowledge not very common in IE, can it be considered an areal feature in Armenian relating to other languages of the region?