Passive without passive morphology? Evidence from Manggarai
Introduction: This paper deals with a passive like construction in Manggarai2 which appears to be typologically unusual because it has no specific verbal passive morphology on the verb. Rather than marking on the verb, the passive in Manggarai is marked on the Agent argument analytically, i.e. by means of the preposition le, which can get shortened as l=.3 This is illustrated by sentences in (1): sentence (1a) is a canonical sentence with the Agent coming before the verb and sentence (1b) is a...[Show more]
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