Constraints on Reflexivization in Mandarin Chinese

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This study, investigating the role of semantic and discourse factors in the interpretation of Chinese reflexives, presents a picture of Mandarin morphological reflexives, including "ziji" and its compound forms and "benren" self and "ben/zi-shen" self and their compound forms. Pan (linguistics, U. of Texas- Austen) argues that locally and non-locally bound reflexives belong to different grammatical systems and thus should be subject to different conditions. He also argues for the separation of contrastive and non-contrastive reflexives and proposes to separate the two different uses of non-contrastive "ziji": one constrained by locality and compatibility conditions, the other regulated by self-ascription. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Summary
Foreward
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1 Introduction 3
2 New Distributional Facts 11
3 Prominent GB Analyses 51
4 Other Approaches 93
5 Locality and Compatibility 117
6 Ziji and Self-Ascription 145
7 Contrastive Reflexives 185
8 Conclusions and Implications 219
Bibliography 225
Index 233
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