French Reflexive se: Binding and Merge Locality
Dominique Sportiche
December 2010

Romance se/ si appear to have a variety of functions: reflexive, middle, anticausative/inchoative, possessive pronoun, possessive adjective, pronominal (soi). The major analytical challenge is to derive these properties without stipulation, e.g. without lexically specifying the various properties se/si seem to exhibit in these different contexts. This article tries to derive the properties of French Reflexive se (anaphoric, deep and surface subject orientation etc..) in a way compatible with this parsimonious research program.
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keywords: french, se, reflexive, middle, anticausative, romance, si, syntax
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