|Title||Възвратността в българския и румънския език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1985|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
rom а diachronic perspective the paper analyses the functions of reflexive words in Bulgarian and Romanian in contrast to the remaining two languages of the Balkan Sprachbund: Albanian and Greek. The author argues that the reflexive pronoun type себе си is common to all the Balkan languages. Bulgarian has preserved the Slavic distinction between suus and eius, while Romanian has discarded it like the rest of the Romance languages. Linguistic material from other Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages was introduced for the purposes of comparison.