The criteria for reflexivization

Martin Everaert

in Canonical Morphology and Syntax

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199604326
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191746154 | DOI:
The criteria for reflexivization

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In this chapter Martin Everaert explores the consequences of a canonical approach for a typology of ‘reflexivization’. Reflexivization is defined through a set of criteria. These criteria specify the parameters relevant for the choice of reflexivization strategies and are formulated as hierarchical rankings, taken as (optimal) choices triggering different morphosyntactic manifestations of reflexivization. The criteria relate to (i) the binder, (ii) the bindee, (iii) the morphosyntactic encoding, and (iv) the domain.

Keywords: anaphora; canonical typology; reflexives; morphology; syntax

Chapter.  6095 words. 

Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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