Composing Perspectival Content

Sæbø’s (2009) classical argument to the conclusion that perspective-sensitive predicates have a distinct semantic type appeals to patterns of acceptability in complex complements of subjective attitude verbs. Chris Kennedy and I respond to this argument and show that, at the end of the day, the data surrounding complex complements of subjective attitude verbs favor analyses which afford no special semantic type or syntactic argument structure to perspectival predicates. More details in our “Perspectival Content and Semantic Composition,” forthcoming in Perspectives on Taste — a collection of essays that is edited by Jeremy Wyatt, Julia Zakkou, and Dan Zeman. The final draft is available in the Research Section.