Typology of Quantification: On Quantifiers and Quantification in Finnish and the Languages Spoken in the Central Volga-Kama Region

A linguistic project (2008 - 2013)
Pirkko Suihkonen and Valery Solovyev
(heads of the project)

The main goal of the project has been to investigate the types of lexical quantifiers in noun and adverbial phrases, and constraints at the phrase level based on or caused by quantification. Another goal has been to prepare material which can be used in investigating quantification of these languages. The parallel database prepared during the project consists of examples of lexical quantifiers in various syntactic contexts. Typology of quantifiers and quantification forms the general framework for the project. The sample sentences are glossed morphologically and translated into English. The first examples in the data base were prepared in the nineties. The database published in the book is a part of a parallel database which will be available on the following data banks: Multilingual Resource Collection of the University of Helsinki Language Corpus Server (UHLCS) and Computational Linguistic Laboratory, Kazan Federal University, Institute for Mathematics and Mechanics.
Updating the project website (Aug. 31, 2014): According to the preliminary plan, the data base will bee available in 2014.

Jan. 14, 2015: Updating the project: the data was given to the University of Helsinki Language Corpus Server in the end of 2015: UHLCS.

The results of the project


Suihkonen, Pirkko & Valery Solovyev (eds). 2013. Typology of Quantification: On Quantifiers and Quantification in Finnish and Languages Spoken in the Central Volga-Kama Region. [LINCOM Studies in Language Typology (LSLT) 28.] Muenich: LINCOM Europa.

On the content of the book:
Articles: Pirkko Suihkonen (four articles),
Valery Solovyev and Dmitry Egorov (two articles),
Jack Rueter (one article),
Gulshat Galiullina, Alfiya Yusupova and Gul'nara Mansurova (one article)

Appendix I: The alphabet systems of Russian, Finnish, Erzya, Udmurt, Tatar and Chuvash.
Appendix II: Lexical quantifiers in English, Russian, Finnish, Erzya, Udmurt, Tatar and Chuvash
Appendix III: Material from Russian, Finnish, Erzya, Udmurt, Tatar and Chuvash glossed and translated into English: Parallel data base.

The data base (App. III):
Russian: translations from English into Russian: Dmitry Egorov, preliminary translations from Finnish into Russian: Bibinur Zagulyaeva; morphological analyses and glossing: Dmitry Egorov and Valery Solovyev
Finnish: Pirkko Suihkonen.
Mordvin: Jack Rueter and Olga Erina.
Udmurt: translations from Finnish into Udmurt: Valej Kel'makov and Natalja Kondrateva; morphological analysis and glossing: Pirkko Suihkonen, Natalja Kondrateva .
Tatar: Gulshat Raisovna Galiullina, Alfiya Shavketovna Yusupova and Gul'nara Mansurova; part of preliminary translations from Russian into Tatar: Bibinur Zagulyaeva.
Chuvash: Translation from Russian into Chuvash: Roza Vasilyvna Begunova, Eduard Fomin, Alena Ivanova & Albina Kiran. Transcribed, checked and analyzed by Andreas N. Waibel. Ed. P.S.

The basis for the data base was prepared in the first part of nineties and in 2001 and 2004.

The project participants:

Valery Solovyev, Dmitry Egorov, Gulshat Galiullina, Gul'nara Mansurova, and Alfiya Yusupova: the research was carried out at the Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia.
Jack Rueter: the University of Helsinki.
Andreas Waibel: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M., Turkologie - Altaische Linguistik.
Pirkko Suihkonen: a part of the work was carried out with the tools of the University of Helsinki (the tools on the Unix operating system and computer and printing facilities)

Co-workers and informants:
Co-workers and informants who particpated in preparing the data base before 2008: Valej Kel'makov (Udmurt), Bibinur Zaguljaeva (Udmurt and Russian), and Roza Begunova (Chuvash);
Co-workers and informants who participated in preparing the data base in 2008 or later: Olga Erina (Erzya), Eduard Fomin, Alena Ivanova, Albina Kiran & Klára Agyagási (Chuvash)

© March 2013; Aug. 2013; Jan. 2014. Updating: Jan. 15, 2016. P. Suihkonen