Reflexive Relation


A relation is reflexive if and only if all members of a given set are in a relation with itself. In other words, reflexive relations are generally found where two noun phrases have the same reference.

In the Halkomelem context, reflexives show detransitivization effects. (Gerdts, 1993, p. 600)


Example in the Halkomelem Context of a Reflexive where Mary and herself Refer to the Same Entity (Gerdts, 1993, p. 600)
Example in the Halkomelem Context of the Thematic Relation of the Above Reflexive (Gerdts, 1993, p. 600)


Gerdts, D. B. (1993). Mapping Halkomelem grammatical relations. Linguistics, 31, 591-621.