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The Case for Reflexives or Reflexives for Case

Pierre Pica


It is claimed that the English genitive marker 's' suprisingly mirrors- at least in some dialects of English - the three main different usage of the mono-morphemic reflexives such as 'se' in French. A solution to this paradox already noted by Jespersen (1918) is proposed drawing on Watkins paradox according to which the study of what looks like 'social' parameters might be relevant for linguistics.
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Pierre Pica. The Case for Reflexives or Reflexives for Case. Michael Ziolowski, Manuela Noske & Karen Deaton. Papers from the 29th Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguisttic Society, Chicago Linguistic Sociey, pp.363-378, 1993. ⟨hal-00208042⟩
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