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Tutorial 'Clausal Complements' co-taught with Jane Grimshaw, at SPE8 (Cambridge)

Date: September 01, 2015


   14.00-16.00: Jane Grimshaw


    Section 1: Background
    1.1. Varieties of clausal complementation exemplified within English
    1.2. The predicates which combine with clausal complements
    1.4. Typological patterns of clausal complementation
    1.5. The CP hypothesis and variants


    Section 2: Finite clauses: Current Research Issues
    2.1. The categorial status of finite clauses
    2.2. Non-canonical predicate complement relationships:
    2.3. Main and subordinate clauses
    2.4. The status of "Complementizer", the "Left Periphery"
    2.5. Quoted clauses
    2.6. The Force Compatibility hypothesis


    16.30-18.30 Friederike Moltmann


    1. Standard semantic analyses of clausal complements
    1.2. The Relational Analysis
    1.3. the Operator Analysis and its problems

    2. Problems with the Relational Analysis:
     2.1. The Substitution Problem, The Objectivization Effect
     2.2. The semantic behavior of special quantifiers in clausal position
        ('something', 'everything', 'that' etc)

    3. Appproaches to the problems for the Relational Analysis
    3.1. Syntactic approaches
    3.2. The neo-Russellian approach
    3.3. Clauses as predicates, not arguments
    3.4. Special quantifiers as nominalizing quantifiers
    3.5. The anaysis of different clausal complements on the  predicational view
         of clauses