A new perspective on the historical development of English intensifiers and reflexives [chapter]

Uffe Bergeton, Roumyana Pancheva
2011 Grammatical ChangeOrigins, Nature, Outcomes  
6) a. Peter schämt sich / *sich selbst. German Peter shamed REFL / REFL self 'Peter was ashamed.' b. Peter erholte sich / *sich selbst. German Peter rested REFL/ REFL self 'Peter rested.' These observations naturally lead to the following questions concerning the changes in the systems of intensifiers and reflexives, which took place between OE and ME.
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