New PDF release: A Grammar of Tariana, from Northwest Amazonia (Cambridge

By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

this can be a complete reference grammar of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from a distant quarter within the northwest Amazonian jungle. Its audio system normally marry a person conversing a distinct language, and for that reason most folk are fluent in 5 or 6 languages. due to this rampant multilingualism, Tariana combines a few positive aspects inherited from the protolanguage with homes subtle from neighbouring yet unrelated Tucanoan languages. Typologically strange good points of the language contain: an array of classifiers self reliant of genders, advanced serial verbs, case marking counting on the topicality of a noun, and double marking of case and of quantity. Tariana has compulsory evidentiality: each sentence encompasses a certain aspect indicating even if the data used to be visible, heard, or inferred by means of the speaker, or even if the speaker bought it from some other person. This grammar might be a priceless source-book for linguists and others drawn to traditional languages.

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