Kognitionsverber og kontrasten mellem indikativ- og infinitivkomplement

  • Kasper Boye
  • Anders Andersen
  • Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen

Resumé

Many Danish cognition verbs take both indicative and infinitive complements. We examine what the contrast between the two complement types codes. The literature offers two answers. One is that the contrast has to do with coreferentiality: if the cognition verb’s primary argument is coreferential with the primary argument of the complement, the complement tends to be infinitive; if not, the complement must be indicative. The other answer concerns the contrast between propositions and states-of-affairs: the indicative complement designates a proposition, the infinitive complement a state-of-affairs. Corpus studies support both answers. They also support an analysis of indicatives as proposition markers. But infinitives cannot – straightforwardly – be analysed as state-of-affairs markers.

Publiceret
2020-09-21
Citation/Eksport
Boye, K., Andersen, A., & Engberg-Pedersen, E. (2020). Kognitionsverber og kontrasten mellem indikativ- og infinitivkomplement. Ny Forskning I Grammatik, (27). https://doi.org/10.7146/nfg.v0i27.122128
Sektion
Artikler