|Бележки върху рефлексивността в български и английски език (Remarks on reflexivization in Bulgarian and English)
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|Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics
The problem is first related to case grammar. A distinction between formal-syntactic and semantico-syntactic transitivity is made. The reflexive transformation is described including some surface structure differences between the two languages (the distribution of the features for number, person and gender). The reflexivization of the dative object in English and Bulgarian is also discussed, as well as the status of the short forms of the Bulgarian reflexive pronouns. The difficulties in describing reflexivization within the prepositional phrase in English are pointed out in comparison with Bulgarian. The syntactic scope of the reflexive transformation and the differences in expressing „reflexive“ possession in the two languages are also touched upon. Finally, the more strictly grammatical nature of reflexivization in Bulgarian is underlined as opposed to English.