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Factivity and Factualness
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Factive predicates exhibit a series of contrasts with respect to their nonfactive counterparts, both in Slavic and cross-linguistically. At the level of interpretation, factives such as know and regret typically project presuppositions, which are assumed to be true by the speaker, whereas nonfactives such as think and say do not introduce such presuppositiona…

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Krapova, Iliyana, Sočanac, Tomislav and Wiemer, Björn, “Factivity and Factualness”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_038514>
First published online: 2021

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