LINGUIST List 22.1203

Sat Mar 12 2011

Qs: zich & zichzelf in Dutch Sentences

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        1.     Youssef Haddad , zich & zichzelf in Dutch Sentences

Message 1: zich & zichzelf in Dutch Sentences
Date: 09-Mar-2011
From: Youssef Haddad <>
Subject: zich & zichzelf in Dutch Sentences
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I need the help of native speakers of Dutch to let me know whethersentences (1) through (8) are acceptable or unacceptable (or probablydegraded) in Dutch. The answers to my query will help with an articleon control and binding I'm working on. My e-mail address

Thank you, - Youssef

(1) John bewondert zichzelf.(2) John bewondert zich.

(3) Ze zag zichzelf in de spiegel.(4) Ze zag zich in de spiegel

In a museum, John saw a statue of himself depicting him as a knight:(5) John bewondert zichzelf als standbeeld/ ridder.(6) John bewondert zich als standbeeld/ ridder.

(7) Ze zag zichzelf als een standbeeld.(8) Ze zag zich als een standbeeld.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax
Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)
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