Alternation ‘Indirect/Dative Reflexive’ (Coded)

The use of the reflexive pronoun si with (di)transitive verbs. Si is an argument of the verb, coreferent with the agentive A subject, denoting either the Goal/Beneficiary of the verbal activity or Possession in its canonical realizations. In its non-canonical realizations, si is not an argument of the verb, but denotes the degree of involvement/participation of the subject in the verbal activity (so-called Benefactive/Ethic Dative), frequently used in informal registers (Cennamo 2011c and references therein).

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