Buchpubikationen

An der Professur für Kaukasiologie / Kaukasusstudien

2018

World Hunters Inhalt einblenden

Reference:
Hannah Sarvasy & Diana Forker (eds.) 2018. Word Hunters. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Description:
If you always wanted to know how field work in the Caucasus feels like and what experiences you can make when living in remote communities and study endangered languages, this book will provide you with answers and exciting stories.

In Word Hunters, edited by Hannah Sarvasy and Diana Forker, eleven distinguished linguists reflect on their career-spanning linguistic fieldwork. Over decades, each has repeatedly stood up to physical, intellectual, interpersonal, intercultural, and sometimes political challenges in the pursuit of scientific knowledge. These scholar-explorers have enlightened the world to the inner workings of languages in remote communities of Africa (West, East, and South), Amazonia, the Arctic, Australia, the Caucasus, Oceania, Siberia, and East Asia. They report some linguistic eureka moments, but also discuss cultural missteps, illness, and the other challenges of pursuing linguistic data in extreme circumstances. They write passionately about language death and their responsibilities to speech communities. The stories included here—the stuff of departmental and family legends—are published publicly for the first time.

More information about the book can be found here.

The semantics of verbal categories in Nakh-Daghestanian languages: Tense, aspect, evidentiality, mood/modality. Inhalt einblenden

Reference:
Diana Forker & Timur Maisak (eds.) 2018. The semantics of verbal categories in Nakh-Daghestanian languages: Tense, aspect, evidentiality, mood/modality. Leiden: Brill.

Description:
This collective volume, edited by Diana Forker and Timur Maisak, offers an overview of the categories of tense, aspect, modality/mood and covers the whole North-East Caucasian (Nakh-Daghestanian) family. At the same time it provides in-depth studies of many of the fascinating languages. The book contains the following papers:

Introduction (Diana Forker)
1 Tense, Aspect, Mood and Evidentiality in Chechen and Ingush (Zarina Molochieva and Johanna Nichols)
2 The Tense / Aspect System of Standard Dargwa (Rasul Mutalov)
3 Aorist, Resultative, and Perfect in Shiri Dargwa and Beyond (Oleg Belyaev)
4 The Aorist / Perfect Distinction in Nizh Udi (Timur Maisak)
5 Perfective Tenses and Epistemic Modality in Northern Akhvakh (Denis Creissels)
6 The Semantics of Evidentiality and Epistemic Modality in Avar (Diana Forker)
7 Mood in Archi: Realization and Semantics (Marina Chumakina)
8 Aspectual Stems in Three East Caucasian Languages (Michael Daniel)

More information about the book can be found here.

Person and gender in discourse: An empirical cross-linguistic perspective. Inhalt einblenden

Reference:
Forker, Diana & Geoffrey Haig (eds.) 2018. Person and gender in discourse: An empirical cross-linguistic perspective. Linguistics 56(4).

Contents:
1. Geoffrey Haig & Diana Forker. Agreement in grammar and discourse: A research overview.
2. Stefan Schnell. Whence subject-verb agreement? Investigating the role of topicality, accessibility, and frequency in Vera’a texts
3. Geoffrey Haig. The grammaticalization of object pronouns: Why differential object indexing is an attractor state
4. Natasha Bogomolova. The rise of person agreement in East Lezgic: Assessing the role of frequency
5. Johanna Nichols. Agreement with overt and null arguments in Ingush
6. Diana Forker. Gender agreement is different

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Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces - Religious Pluralism in the Post-Soviet Caucasus. Inhalt einblenden

Reference:
Tsypylma Darieva & Florian Mühlfried & Kevin Tuite (eds.) 2018. Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces - Religious Pluralism in the Post-Soviet Caucasus. Oxford, New York: Berghahn.

Description:
Though long-associated with violence, the Caucasus is a region rich with religious conviviality. Based on fresh ethnographies in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the Russian Federation, Sacred Places, Emerging Spaces discusses vanishing and emerging sacred places in the multi-ethnic and multi-religious post-Soviet Caucasus. In exploring the effects of de-secularization, growing institutional control over hybrid sacred sites, and attempts to review social boundaries between the religious and the secular, these essays give way to an emergent Caucasus viewed from the ground up: dynamic, continually remaking itself, within shifting and indefinite frontiers.

2017

Sanzhi tales and legends. With a Sanzhi-Russian and a Russian-Sanzhi dictionary. Inhalt einblenden

Reference:
Diana Forker & Gadzhimuard Gadzhimuradov. 2017. Sanzhi tales and legends. With a Sanzhi-Russian and a Russian-Sanzhi dictionary. Makhachkala. [In Russian]

Description:
The book provides more than 30 texts in the Sanzhi dialect of Dargwa (Dargi, Nakh-Daghestanian). It includes tales, jokes, everyday stories, poems and descriptions of the rites of Sanzhi people. Every text is followed by a sentence-by-sentence translation in Russian. The book also contains two dictionaries: Sanzhi-Russian and Russian-Sanzhi.

The book can be downloaded here. [pdf, 18 mb]

Religious Minorities in Turkey. Alevi, Armenians, Syriacs and the Struggle to Desecuritize Religious Freedom. Inhalt einblenden

Reference:
Mehmet Bardakçı, Annette Freyberg-Inan, Chistoph Giesel & Olaf Leiße. 2017. Religious Minorities in Turkey. Alevi, Armenians, Syriacs and the Struggle to Desecuritize Religious Freedom. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Description:
This book considers the key issue of Turkey's treatment of minorities in relation to its complex paths of both European integration and domestic and international reorientation. The expectations of Turkey's EU and other international counterparts, as well as important domestic demands, have pushed Turkey to broaden the rights of religious and other minorities. More recently a turn towards autocratic government is rolling back some earlier achievements. This book shows how these broader processes affect the lives of three important religious groups in Turkey: the Alevi as a large Muslim community and the Christian communities of Armenians and Syriacs. Drawing on a wealth of original data and extensive fieldwork, the authors compare and explain improvements, set-backs, and lingering concerns for Turkey's religious minorities and identify important challenges for Turkey's future democratic development and European path. The book will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of minority politics, contemporary Turkish politics, and religion and politics.

Sakralität und Mobilität im Kaukasus und in Südosteuropa. Inhalt einblenden

Reference:
Typylma Darieva & Thede Kahl & Svetlana Toncheva (eds.) 2017. Sakralität und Mobilität im Kaukasus und in Südosteuropa. Wien: Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Description:
Different concepts and practices of sacrality seen in a transregional comparison, exemplified by the Caucasus and Southeast Europe, are the main topics of the book at hand. Both regions exhibit a strongly ethno-denominational plurality that has been characterized by a re-sacralization in the post-socialist period. Sacralization is considered by the authors to be a process of ascription and presentation in the context of mobility, where sacred places and spiritual practices in pluri-ethnic societies constitute modern categories and a dynamic meeting space. Pagan or postmodern pilgrimages, Christian and Islamic pilgrimage, the transfer of sacred relics, mobile and urban veneration of saints and the sacralization of landscape through traveling all form - according to the results of the authors' research - essential resources for the construction of local and regional identities in Southeast Europe and the Caucasus. Raising no claims to completeness, these discourse-oriented and ethnographic contributions provide an insight into the phenomena of sacralization processes and show the significance that a sacrally motivated mobility can have within the post-socialist societies of Southeast Europe and the Caucasus, as well as which actors influence and mobilize ʻlarge-scaleʼ and ʻsmall-scaleʼ sacred spaces in these ʻtransit zonesʼ. Despite political upheavals, ʻsmall-scaleʼ sacred spaces seem to maintain a certain continuity. The present book has emerged from a lecture series at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (2014-2015) and has been complemented by the results of a research project (2013-2016) sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation about the transformation of sacred spaces in the Caucasus.

2016

Einfach - Sprachen - lernen: Universalkonzepte für den optimalen Fremdsprachenunterricht. Inhalt einblenden

Referenzierung:
Natia Reineck. 2016. Einfach - Sprachen - lernen: Universalkonzepte für den optimalen Fremdsprachenunterricht. Marburg: Tectum Verlag.

Beschreibung:
Lehrende von Fremdsprachen, insbesondere von "kleineren" Sprachen, wie zum Beispiel dem Georgischen, stehen nicht selten vor der Herausforderung, die hierzu passenden Lehr- und Lernmethoden für ihren Unterricht zu finden. Im Idealfall sollten es Methoden sein, die die Lernenden mit anhaltender Freude und Motivation dauerhaft zum Erfolg führen. Hierbei übernimmt der Transfer der sprachenübergreifenden Methoden eine zentrale Rolle. Kleine Sprachen können so von den Erfahrungen der großen Sprachen profitieren und die dort bewährten Methoden für sich übernehmen. Wie also können Wörter so gelernt werden, dass man sie nie wieder vergisst? Welche Lernstrategien haben sich hierbei besonders bewährt? Und welche Übungstypen machen den Lernenden am meisten Spaß und sind gerade deshalb als besonders produktiv einzustufen? Natia Reineck lässt hier keine Fragen offen. Gespickt mit Tipps, Tricks und didaktischen Empfehlungen wird so beides - das Lehren wie das Lernen von Fremdsprachen - zur spielerischen Herausforderung.

Kaukasiologie heute: Eine Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Heinz Fähnrich. Inhalt einblenden

Referenzierung:
Natia Reineck & Ute Rieger. 2016. Kaukasiologie heute: Eine Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Heinz Fähnrich. Greiz: König.

Beschreibung:
Das Buch ist ein Dank an Heinz Fähnrich, der an der "Friedrich-Schiller-Universität" Jena den Lehrstuhl für Kaukasiologie innehatte und sich über sein Lehrdeputat hinaus bleibende Verdienste für den Fortbestand der Abteilung für Kaukasiologie erworben hat. Dabei stehen wissenschaftliche Texte im Mittelpunkt, die die Zusammenarbeit der beiden Universitäten in Jena und Tbilisi betreffen, welche nicht nur von akademischer Bedeutung ist, sondern auch einen Beitrag zwischen Georgien und Deutschland und zum politischen Klima in der Kaukasusregion beinhaltet. Die "literarische Brücke", die in dem in deutscher, englischer, russischer und georgischer Sprache erscheinenden und bebilderten Band geschlagen wird, reicht dabei von den geschichtlichen Ursprüngen Georgiens, z. B. die Forschungen zur Bauinschrift von Bolnisi, eine der ältesten erhaltenen schriftlichen georgischen Zeugnisse, bis zu gegenwärtigen, aktuellen Themen über die Integration der muslimischen Georgier in der Türkei oder die Lebensumstände von sprachlichen Minderheiten in Georgien. - Ein ausführliches Publikationsverzeichnis über die Arbeiten von Heinz Fähnrich, das auf weitere Forschungsgebiete und literarische Zeugnisse aufmerksam macht, rundet das Buch ab und zeugt davon, dass Georgien ein Land mit großer Perspektive ist, das uns in den kommenden Jahren und Jahrzehnten immer näher rücken wird.

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