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By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

it is a finished reference grammar of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from a distant zone within the northwest Amazonian jungle. Its audio system commonly marry anyone conversing a special language, and hence most folk are fluent in 5 - 6 languages. due to this rampant multilingualism, Tariana combines a couple of positive aspects inherited from the protolanguage with homes subtle from neighbouring yet unrelated Tucanoan languages. Typologically strange gains of the language contain: an array of classifiers self sufficient of genders, complicated serial verbs, case marking reckoning on the topicality of a noun, and double marking of case and of quantity. Tariana has compulsory evidentiality: each sentence encompasses a distinctive aspect indicating even if the data used to be noticeable, heard, or inferred by way of the speaker, or even if the speaker bought it from someone else. This grammar could be a important source-book for linguists and others attracted to traditional languages.

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