reflexive pronoun

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reflexive pronoun

Reflexive pronouns are used when someone or something is both the subject and the object of the same verb—that is, both that which is performing the action of the verb and that which is receiving the action. When this happens, the reflexive verb is used as the object of the verb to represent the person or thing.
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Noun1.reflexive pronoun - a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
personal pronoun - a pronoun expressing a distinction of person
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pronome reflexivo
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If this analysis of English "picture-noun" constructions turns Out to be correct, then the relevant parameter should specify the conditions under which a reflexive is allowed to function as a logophor. Its unmarked / initial setting would be that a reflexive is a strict anaphor, which is what we find in Polish.
Unlike Icelandic sig in (74b), which does not allow a remote subject to be an antecedent of an anaphor unless it is a logophor, the nonlogophoric subject Taroo in (74a) can be an antecedent of zibun.
"Anaphors and Logophors: An Argument Structure Perspective." Koster and Reuland 283-321.