By Daniel L Finer

This e-book stories the syntax of switch-reference and its implications for the idea of grammar. Switch-reference, present in many genetically and geographically various languages, is a phenomenon wherein referential identification among matters of hierarchically adjoining clauses is encoded via the presence of a morpheme, frequently suffixed to the verb of the subordinate clause. This ebook argues that switch-reference could be analysed as a syntactic instead of a basically pragmatic or practical characteristic of language.

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