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By John Haiman (Ed.), Pamela Munro (Ed.)

Canonical switch-reference is an inflectional classification of the verb, which shows even if its topic is the same with the topic of a few different verb. Switch-reference might be analyzed from a structural or a practical viewpoint. Functionally, switch-reference is a tool for referential monitoring. officially, switch-reference is sort of continually a verbal classification, just like the accepted type of verbal harmony. In so much languages switch-reference marking is indicated by means of a verbal affix, even if in a few languages it can be marked by way of an autonomous morpheme. The contributions to this quantity are enthusiastic about questions of shape, functionality, and genesis of canonical switch-reference structures.

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