Review of 'Understanding and teaching reflexive sentences in Spanish'

(Luis H. González, Routledge, 2022)


  • Antonio Fábregas Department of Language and Culture, University of Tromsø



se, structures with se, reflexives, anticausatives, impersonals, language teaching, language learning


This is a review of González (2022) book on SE-structures.


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How to Cite

Fábregas, A. (2022). Review of ’Understanding and teaching reflexive sentences in Spanish’: (Luis H. González, Routledge, 2022). Borealis – An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics, 11(3), 441–448.

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