chapter  5
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Extending the Inventory of Complementizers

Notwithstandingthedistinctivegrammaticalfunctionof comparativeandrelativeclauses,theirinternalsyntactic structureissimilartothatofthepredicatecomplement types-- anSprefixedbya"conjunctiveparticle"such asthan,.!!.•that.Whereasthepredicategoverns(inpart) thechoiceofparticleinthepredicatecomplement,thedeterminergoverns(inpart)thecomparativeorrelativeparticle.(SeeSelkirk1970;Bowers1968).If,then,we speakof"predicatecomplementation",itisnolessappropriatetospeakof"determinercomplementation".