The project participants are thankful to the Russian Scientific Foundation for Humanities (RGNF) for financial support. The research of Ossetic has been carried out with support from the following grants:
RGNF No. 07-04-18013е «Modern Ossetic language: aspects of grammar, lexicon, ethnolinguistics», 2007
RGNF No. 08-04-18019е «A field trip to rural regions of North Ossetia», 2008
RGNF No. 08-04-95371и/Мл «An internship in North Ossetic State University, Vladikavkaz», 2008
RGNF No. 09-04-00168а «An exploration of the modality system of Ossetic and its main dialects» 2009–2010
We are thankful to the following scholars of Ossetic and other fellow researchers in Vladikavkaz for their help in finding informants and for consulting us on various aspects of Ossetic grammar:
Doctor of History, Prof. Bzarov R. S. (deputy director of the Institute of History and Archaeology); Doctor of Philology, Prof. Gacalova L. B. (deputy director of the Vasily Abaev North Ossetic Institute of Humanitarian and Social Research); Doctor of Philology, Prof. Guriev T. A. (head of the Department of Language of the Vasily Abaev North Ossetic Institute of Humanitarian and Social Research); Doctor of Philology, Prof. Kambolov T. T. (chair of the UNESCO Department of North Ossetic State Pedagogical Institute); Candidate of Philology, Prof. Takazov F. M. (research fellow of the Vasily Abaev North Ossetic Institute of Humanitarian and Social Research).
We would like to express our special gratitude to Aslanbek Guriev, who helps us in organizing regular field trips to North Ossetia; to Islam Sasiev for his cordial hospitality in Dargavs during fieldtrips of 2007 and 2008; and also to Doctor of Philology, Prof. Takazov Kh. A. (chair of the Department of Ossetic Philology of North Ossetic State University) and Mairbek Khaymanov (director of the V. A. Gacolaev boarding school, village of Macuta), without whose support our fieldwork in Digor areas would not have been possible.
We express our special gratitude to the vice-speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of South Ossetia, Doctor of Philology Dziccojty Yu. A. who has greatly aided us during our visit to South Ossetia in winter 2010.
We are also thankful to all of the native speakers who had agreed to work with us: the inhabitants of the villages of Dargavs and Macuta, the teachers and students of the boarding school in Macuta, the students of the Department of Ossetic Philology in Vladikavkaz, PhD students and fellows of the V.I. Abaev North Ossetian Institute of Humanitarian and Social Research.
Finally, we would like to thank the Laboratory of Field Research of the Institute of Philological Research, St. Petersburg State University, and its system administrator, Kirill Maslinsky, for providing us web hosting for this resource.