Southern Lezgian dialects

Lezgian is one of the major literary languages of Dagestan, well known in the West thanks to Haspelmath (1993). Numerous dialects exist, some of which are spoken in Azerbaijan, where they have gone almost entirely undocumented. Ayten Babaliyeva (post-doc) is a speaker of the dialect of Yargun (Hazri), in the border region of Qusar; for this project she has also documented dialects spoken further south in the Qebele and Ismailli regions.


A. Babaliyeva