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By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

ISBN-10: 0521028868

ISBN-13: 9780521028868

ISBN-10: 0521826640

ISBN-13: 9780521826648

this can be a accomplished reference grammar of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from a distant quarter within the northwest Amazonian jungle. Its audio system regularly marry an individual conversing a unique language, and accordingly most folk are fluent in 5 - 6 languages. due to this rampant multilingualism, Tariana combines a few good points inherited from the protolanguage with houses subtle from neighbouring yet unrelated Tucanoan languages. Typologically strange beneficial properties of the language contain: an array of classifiers autonomous 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 incorporates a particular point indicating no matter if the knowledge was once obvious, heard, or inferred by means of the speaker, or no matter if the speaker received it from some other person. This grammar could be a useful source-book for linguists and others drawn to ordinary languages.

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