Merab Nachkebia

Full Professor Faculty of Humanities, Sokhumi State University Director of the Institute of Kartvelian Linguistics Born 1958. Graduated Abkhazian State University, Faculty of Philology majoring in Georgian language and literature (1980). Post-graduate at the Institute of Linguistics of the Georgian Academy of Sciences. Defended candidate dissertation entitled “Determinandum-determinatum syntactical relationship in Kartvelian languages” (1987). Published 3 monographs and around 70 scholarly works. Major research interests: comparative grammar of Kartvelian languages; toponymy; etimology; Kartvelian dialectology and sociolinguistics.