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Middle Voice (Medium)
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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…

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Holvoet, Axel, “Middle Voice (Medium)”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032002>
First published online: 2020

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