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Strategies of Reflexivisation and the Meaning of Predicates

A Contrastive Analysis of English, German, and French


Andreas Frühwirth

Contents: Defining reflexivity – Strategies of reflexivisation in English, German, and French – Iconicity, economy, and markedness – Marked and unmarked contexts – Predicate directedness as motivation for strategy choice – Implicational hierarchies – Reflexivity of motion predicates – Prototypicality in the reflexive domain.