By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

The audio system of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from the northwest Amazonian jungle, normally marry an individual conversing a unique language; consequently, such a lot are fluent in 5 - 6 languages. This complete grammar unearths how Tariana combines its personal positive factors with these borrowed from neighboring languages due to the rampant multilingualism. The language has many strange houses, making this grammar a precious sourcebook for linguists and others attracted to typical languages.

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