Is the Indonesian passive still a passive when the agent phrase is a clitic pronoun?
Dr. Paul Kroeger, Dallas International and SIL
Thursday, May 14, 12:20-1:15, “Brown Bag Lunch” Mahler 7
The Malay/Indonesian verbal prefix di-is generally analyzed as a marker of Passive Voice. Some have claimed that this is not the case when the agent is expressed by the 3rd person clitic pronoun =ny. Dr. Kroeger argues that the di-V=nya form is in fact a true passive, but this forces us to recognize some unexpected discourse functions for the Indonesian passive