reflexive pronoun

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a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent


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The reflexive pronoun permits her to speak simultaneously as a unified self and as a fragmented self, just as Richard II will do after his deposition.
Repeat the antecedent or use a reflexive pronoun to avoid unclear pronoun reference.
5) For example, Japanese subjects preserve their ability to bind the reflexive pronoun zibun (Comrie 1985: 336); this is also the case in Kabardian (see 2.
201-246) by Gonzalvez-Garcia focuses on a usage-based, bottom-up analysis a la Goldberg (2006) of equivalent instances of secondary predication featuring find/encontrar and a reflexive pronoun, in English and Spanish, in the object slot.
The use of a reflexive pronoun (or a related form) to encode the occurrence of an arbitrary subject is common among the Slavic, Romance, and Germanic languages (Siewierska 1984, 1988).
The development of tanu- 'body' into a full reflexive pronoun is likely to be recent and can be traced, as the scarcity and lateness of RV passages which contain tanu- and an active verb suggest that this noun was reinterpreted as a reflexive pronoun in sentences whose middle verb originally conveyed a reflexive sense by itself.
For example, in (27a), someone scopes under the modal, in (27c) some defendant cannot c-command and bind the pronominal variable and in (27e) someone cannot bind the reflexive pronoun.
Nevertheless, in the different cases that are treated a unitary explanation for the use of the reflexive pronoun with monoactancial verbs in Spanish is put forward.
There is a difference between saying "Rembrandt fashioned himself" and "Rembrandt fashioned his self": the reflexive pronoun in the first predicate has merely deictic force, whereas in the second, the noun clause has referential force and implies commitment to an entity, the self.
Formally, dialogues between the thirteen-year-old Elena and the eleven-year-old Isabel alternate with long passages of internal monologue, in translation either using the third person or rendering the Spanish use of the reflexive pronoun (se + verb) with the English second-person you," thus lending the translation at times an almost frenzied immediacy that also illustrates the multidimensionality of both the speaking and reading subjects.
Another means of coding the pronominal possessor in Southern Selkup is the reflexive pronoun with the stem on-, the possessed also takes an overt morphological possessive marking (see example (16)).
pronoun--word used in place of a noun or to indicate an amount; see also personal pronoun, possessive pronoun, relative pronoun, reflexive pronoun, demonstrative pronoun, interrogative pronoun
The reflexive pronoun illustrated in the examples in (13) is seg (an anaphoric for third person), which may receive additional marking as in (13a) by means of the morph selv 'self'.
Hajdu believes that the inflection comes from the Proto-Finnic 3P personal pronoun *sen, and only thereafter obtained the meaning of a reflexive pronoun ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1985 : 244-247).