Oral Presentation for "Presuppositionality and syntactic nominalization in finite clausal complements"
presentationposted on 2021-06-01, 21:13 authored by Rebecca Jarvis
This talk was presented on 2021 April 8 - 11 at the 39th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.
This presentation focuses on the syntactic categories of clausal complements. It argues against a cross-linguistic bijection between nominal syntactic category and presuppositional interpretation. Specifically, it argues that English that-clauses should be analyzed as CPs (not DPs), while some languages display DP-nominalization of all (including non-presuppositional) embedded clauses.