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Title: The Lak Language - A Quick Reference
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Author: Wolfgang Schulze
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Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Linguistic Field: Language Documentation; Typology
Subject Language: Lak
Abstract: A quick reference to the grammar of Lak, a Central East Caucasian language, spoken by some 100.000 people in southern Central Daghestan. This schematic grammar includes general information on Lak, Lak phonology, morphosyntax, syntax and lexicon (Swadesh list). In addition, the paper offers some statistics on phonology and morphology, a fully glossed text sample, and a list of references.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
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