April 24, 2020


Pronoun it is the subject Besides applying to infinitive clauses, the grammatical rule of extraposition also applies to finite complement clauses, of which there are two […]
April 20, 2020

Parsing Relatives to Identify The Function of Complementizers and Filler-gap Dependencies

In the following examples, the head-initialized antecedent (italicized) has a complementizer (bolded) that is the syntactic head of a full clause. The complementizer is also an object […]
April 20, 2020

Pronominalization: A Standard Approach to Relativization

Pronominalization is the use of a pronoun instead of a noun. Relativization is when a noun or noun phrase in an embedded sentence is deleted or […]
April 20, 2020


Complementizers include WH- words and expletives that, if, and whether, all of which can be used to form subject or object relative clauses. In the following […]