Head-marked datives -- correction to Claire Bowern's posting

Bill McGregor linwmg at HUM.AU.DK
Wed Oct 24 08:39:52 UTC 2007

>McGregor treats the equivalent items as affixes in Nyulnyul

No, I have always treated these as clitics in Nyulnyul and other
Nyulnyulan languages, never as affixes. In the Nyulnyul of the speaker I
worked with the status as clitics vs. separate words is not 100% clearcut. 


Prof. William McGregor,
Afdeling for Lingvistik,
Aarhus Universitet,
Building 1410, 
Ndr. Ringgade,
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Ph. 45 89 42 65 59
Fax 45 89 42 65 70
e:mail: linwmg at hum.au.dk

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