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Complementizer selection and the properties of complement clauses in German

  • Complement clauses in German can have a lexical complementizer when they are finite, but they must not have one when they are non-finite. I will argue that this distribution follows from the referential properties of the sentential complement. According to Grimshaw, only referential categories extend to functional projections. The status marker zu in German infinitival complements can be shown to block reference. Thus, non-finite complement clauses with zu do not project a left periphery and cannot host a complementizer.

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Author:Angelika WöllsteinGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-28655
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110912111.489
ISBN:3110181215
Parent Title (English):The syntax and semantics of the left periphery
Publisher:De Gruyter
Place of publication:Berlin [u.a.]
Editor:Horst Lohnstein, Susanne Trissler
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2004
Date of Publication (online):2014/07/15
Tag:Satzkonjunktion
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Infinitivkonstruktion; Objektsatz
First Page:489
Last Page:518
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch / 435 Deutsche Grammatik
BDSL-Classification:Grammatik
Linguistics-Classification:Grammatikforschung
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland