combines a personal pronoun with -self or -selves in order to reflect nouns or pronouns, or to provide emphasis.
a pronoun that refers to he subject of the sentence, translated into English with the suffix -self, -selves mei tui sui nostri vestri
A pronoun that relates back to the subject in a sentence.
a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
a pronoun that has coreference with the subject
a pronoun that refers back to the subject pronoun
a special kind of pronoun
The English reflexive pronouns are easy to identify because they all contain a form of the morpheme self, as laid out in the following table. ps 2 ps 3 ps sg myself yourself himself herself itself pl ourselves yourselves themselves
A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that is preceded by the noun or pronoun to which it refers (its antecedent) within the same clause. In generative grammar, a reflexive pronoun is an anaphor that must be bound by its antecedent (see binding). In some languages, there is a difference between reflexive and non-reflexive pronouns; but the exact conditions that determine whether something is bound are not yet well defined and depend on the language in question.