New Doctoral Thesis: Henrik Kaatari. Adjectives Complemented by that- and to-clauses: Exploring Semantico-Syntactic Relationships and Genre Variation


The present compilation thesis investigates adjectives complemented by that- and to-clauses. More specifically, the thesis is concerned with extraposed (e.g. itis likely that she will win and it is important to win) and post-predicate clauses (e.g. I'm sure that he's alive and I'm glad to see you). The thesis s most fundamentally concerned with the study of linguistic variation. Thus the aim of the thesis is to explain why a certain construction is used in a given context.

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Last modified: 2021-02-12