Long-time colleague Sonja Fritz, who edited the manuscript for publication, calls it the first Ossetic grammar that systematically takes into account the results of modern research by specialists of Indo-European and Caucasian languages
Volume two includes articles on Asian Indo-European, Turkic, and Caucasian languages
, and various unrelated languages.
Among the topics are the interface between researchers and the native people as exemplified in the Trumai case, linguistic parameters of language endangerment in endangered Caucasian languages
in Georgia, and a preliminary study of same-turn self-repair initiation in Wichita conversation.
By the same token, Circassian, Laz, and other Caucasian languages
as well as Arabic, Syriac, and Assyrian would have cross-fertilized and enriched not only each other but also Turkish and Kurdish.