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By Daniel L Finer

This booklet experiences the syntax of switch-reference and its implications for the speculation of grammar. Switch-reference, present in many genetically and geographically various languages, is a phenomenon wherein referential id among matters of hierarchically adjoining clauses is encoded by means of the presence of a morpheme, often suffixed to the verb of the subordinate clause. This publication argues that switch-reference might be analysed as a syntactic instead of a in basic terms pragmatic or practical function of language.

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