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Tue Mar 24 2020

Books: The Factive-Reported Distinction in English: Gentens

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Date: 09-Mar-2020
From: Asja Kusnezowa <>
Subject: The Factive-Reported Distinction in English: Gentens
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Title: The Factive-Reported Distinction in English
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]
Published: 2020
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Caroline Gentens
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110666076 Pages: 253 Price: U.S. $ 114.99

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.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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