Alternation ‘Indirect Reciprocal Reflexive’ (Coded)

A pattern where the verb is (di)transitive and the A arguments and the recipient/benefactive argument act on each other and are both Benefactive of the verbal activity. In its non-canonical realizations A may be inanimate. In this pattern, reciprocity is often overtly expressed by means of the adverbials a vicenda, reciprocamente 'reciprocally' and by phrases such as l'un l'altro 'each other', which disambiguate the reflexive from the reciprocal interpretations (Cennamo 2011c and references therein).

Verb Meaning Verb form Basic coding frame Derived coding frame Occurs Comment # Ex.