Datapoint Hungarian / Locus of Marking in the Clause

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  1. Geoffrey Caveney Says:

    Locus of Marking in the Clause in Hungarian should be described as “Double marking”, not “dependent marking”. Hungarian verbs have an entire separate “definite object conjugation”, with different verb suffixes used when the verb has a definite object, distinct from the verb suffixes used when the verb has no object or an indefinite object. This is a clear example of morphosyntactic marking of the syntactic relations of the clause (subject and object) on the head of the clause (the verb). In combination with the accusative case suffix on the noun that is the object, this is a clear example of double marking in the clause.

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