On the Status of Verbal Reflexives

  • Simon C. Dik
Part of the Studies in Language book series (STUDLANG)


In describing reflexive relationships (relationships between some entity and itself), languages can follow different strategies (cf. Faltz 1977). In the nominal strategy, one of the term positions of a predicate-frame is filled with a nominal or pronominal constituent which explicitly indicates referential identity with some other term in the predication.


Argument Position Intransitive Verb Reflexive Relation Passive Construction Verbal Reflexive 
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© Communication and Cognition 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon C. Dik
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  1. 1.Institute for General LinguisticsUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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