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Some Comments on Reflexivization in Icelandic

  • Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson
Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 5)

Abstract

In this paper I will make some comments on Anderson’s and Maling’s papers in this volume on reflexivization in Icelandic. I will show how that Anderson’s theory makes some predictions which are not borne out by the facts, while Maling’s notion of predication often makes it difficult to see what the predictions of her theory actually are. Occasionally, I will hint at other explanations, but these comments do not present any coherent theory of Icelandic reflexivization.

Keywords

Personal Pronoun Main Clause Subordinate Clause Chicago Linguistic Society Subjunctive Mood 
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