Caroline Gentens
De Gruyter Mouton, 2020

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This study offers a reconceptualization of the factive presupposition. It presents a cognitive-functional account based on three central features: the event structure of semantic classes of matrix predicates, the sources of modal stances in the complement clause, and the coercive potential of predicate-complement combinations. In this way the study complements the dominant formal pragmatic and formal syntactic theories on factivity.

Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 342

Subjects: Linguistics and Semiotics, Theoretical Frameworks and Disciplines, General Linguistics