Optimal Reflexivity in Dutch

  title={Optimal Reflexivity in Dutch},
  author={Alice ter Meulen},
  journal={J. Semant.},
Binding principles applied to Dutch reflexives are supplemented with optimality considerations and a general principle of linguistic economy to account for differences in reflexivization strategies of Dutch and English. Dutch SE-reflexives are optimally encoded coreference in contrast to the English ordinary bound pronouns they are translated to. Burzio's stated general dispreference for SE-reflexives is replaced by a preference based on economy considerations for SE-reflexivization. 

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