The absence of the linker in double object contstructions in N|uu

Chris Collins

Abstract


The linker in N|uu appears before various types of nominal expressions, but not before the second object in a double object construction. Linkers in Khoisan language such as ?Hoan and Ju|?oansi do appear in this position. I will show that this property of the linker in N|uu is related to the fact that N|uu has a dative Case marker -a which appears after the first object of a DOC, whereas ?Hoan and Ju|?oansi do not.

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