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What is a marking clause?

 

Definition
 

A marking clause is a clause, in a language with the grammatical category of switch reference, that contains an indication as to whether or not one of its arguments is coreferential with an argument of a reference clause.

 

The indication is often provided by a verbal affix. The argument is typically the subject.

Generic
  A marking clause is a kind of
 
Source
 

Haiman and Munro 1983 ix–xiii


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