A grammar of Tariana, from northwest Amazonia by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

The audio system of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from the northwest Amazonian jungle, normally marry anyone talking a distinct language; as a result, so much are fluent in 5 - 6 languages. This finished grammar unearths how Tariana combines its personal positive factors with these borrowed from neighboring languages as a result rampant multilingualism. The language has many strange homes, making this grammar a helpful sourcebook for linguists and others attracted to common languages.

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