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1. Definitions and Scope

A reflexive verb denotes a verb or construction where the subject and the object refer to the same entity or set of entities. These two roles are often referred to as ‘agent’ and ‘patient’, but unlike in prototypical a…

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Halevy, Rivka, “Reflexive”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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