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An empirical view on raising to subject

Grimm, Scott;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Country: Germany
This paper employs empirical methods to examine verbs such as seem, for which the traditional raising to subject analysis relates pairs of sentences which differ by taking an infinitival or sentential complement. A corpus-driven investigation of the verbs seem and appear demonstrates that information structure and evidentiality both play a determinate role in the choice between infinitival or sentential complementation. The second half of the paper builds upon the corpus results and examines the implications for the standard claims concerning these constructions. First, pairs of sentences related by the subject-to-subject raising analysis of verbs are often view...
free text keywords: Lexikologie, Verb, Referenzsemantik, Modalität, Objektsatz, Informationsstruktur, Skopus, Infinitkonstruktion, ddc:410
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