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What is a complementizer?

 

Definition
 

A complementizer is a conjunction which marks a complement clause.

Examples (English)
 
  • I know that he is here.
  • I refuted the supposition that he is here.
  • I am doubtful that he is here.
Generic
  A complementizer is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Schachter 1985 50

 

Crystal 1985 60


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