sedersi

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The verb sedere in its non-reflexive form denotes a state (Mario siede 'Mario is seated'), whilst the corresponding reflexive form sedersi denotes a change of state (Mario si siede 'Mario takes a seat', Salvi & Vanelli 2004: 50, Cennamo 2011: 3).
In the corresponding causative structure, the reflexive morpheme is lost, as it is usually the case with causativization of all pronominal patterns.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(742)
Mario si siede sempre lì, in seconda fila.
Mario
Mario
si
REFL
sied-e
sit.PRS-3SG
sempre
always
there
in
in
second-a
second-F.SG
fil-a
row-F.SG
‘Mario always sits there, in the second row.’
(743)
Gli ultimi spettatori si sedettero nei posti liberi.
gli
ART.DEF.M.PL
ultim-i
last-M.PL
spettator-i
spectator-M.PL
si
REFL
sed-ette-ro
seat-PST-3PL
ne-i
in-ART.DEF.M.PL
post-i
seat-M.PL
liber-i
available-M.PL
‘The last spectators sat in the unoccupied seats.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SIT DOWN Coding set Argument type
1 sitdowner V.subj S
2 sitting-down place LOC L

Alternations