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In Search of a Nominal COMP

Helge Lødrup


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Dalrymple and Lødrup (2000) proposed that complement clauses can have two different syntactic functions. Those with the external syntactic properties of noun phrase objects are OBJs, while other complement clauses are COMPs. The idea of a COMP function has been criticized. One argument against it is that COMP differs from other syntactic functions in that it can only be filled by a clause. This paper attempts to show, on the basis of Norwegian, that there might also be nominal COMPs.

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