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This position implies that speaking is simply one more form of behaviour and changes the focus of attention from the text as language, to the text as a representation of purpose, a functional version of the author's intention . But, once the message has been transmitted, the text exists independently. [ citation needed ]
Ẹ̀fẹ̀ songs record not only the events taking place in the community. They also often attempt a philosophical analysis of these events. Consequently, the Kétu, Ọ̀họ̀rí, Ṣábẹ̀ẹ́, Ànàgó and some Ẹ̀gbádò groups use them as standard references. Elders generally cite them like customary proverbs as testimonies to relevant issues in discussions requiring the force of authority (205).
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