Cuasi FactivosElenkhos (2016)
We introduce a construction which we label 'quasi-factive'. They are heard like factives, in that we immediately take the complement to be true. Yet they aren't really factive at all. Examples include: 'It's not widely known that Marta was born in Canada' (because she was born in Uruguay); 'Don't tell anyone that Carlos will run as a candidate' (because he won't); 'Did it bother Jane that Miguel came?' (no, because Miguel didn't come). We identify sub-categories of our quasi-factives, and then tentatively explore a pragmatic explanation of how they work their magic.
Citation InformationAxel Barcelo Aspeitia and Robert J. Stainton. "Cuasi Factivos" Elenkhos Vol. 1 Iss. 1 (2016) p. 65 - 88
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robertstainton/134/