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Problémy se slovanským reflexivem
Problems with the Slavic Reflexive Pronoun

Author(s): Jarmila Panevová
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Slovanský ústav Akademie věd ČR, v. v. i. and Euroslavica

Summary/Abstract: Though the reflexives in Slavonic languages are a topic of many books and papers, a common theoretical basis for their description has not yet been accepted. The difficulties of the analysis of Slavonic reflexive constructions are caused among other things also by the fact that se/si constructions in Slavonic languages cross the boundaries between lexicon, word-formation, morphology, and syntax. The criteria, how to distinguish the class of reflexives tantum, derived reflexives, reciprocals, derived reciprocals, true reflexives and deagentive constructions, are proposed, and the difficuilties with the analysis of real data (namely from Czech) are demonstrated by examples of ambiguities present in many constructions with the reflexive formant. The Czech and Russian reflexives are compared only briefly.

  • Issue Year: LXXVII/2008
  • Issue No: 1+3
  • Page Range: 153-163
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Czech