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By Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

The audio system of Tariana, an endangered Arawak language from the northwest Amazonian jungle, generally marry an individual talking a unique language; as a result, so much are fluent in 5 or 6 languages. This finished grammar finds how Tariana combines its personal positive aspects with these borrowed from neighboring languages end result of the rampant multilingualism. The language has many strange houses, making this grammar a worthy sourcebook for linguists and others drawn to ordinary languages.

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