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Middle Voice
(7,524 words)

This article discusses constructions that are morphologically characterized by an (enclitic or affixal) marker of reflexive origin and that are functionally neither properly reflexive nor passive. Typologically, they can be situated in the conceptual domain of the middle voice. The article concentrates on conceptual and diachronic links between the different types of reflexive-marked middles.

Traditionally used to refer to one of the…

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Holvoet, Axel, “Middle Voice”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032002>
First published online: 2020

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