A word or morpheme that marks an embedded clause as functioning as a complement, typically a subordinating conjunction or infinitival to.
- The subordinator that introduces a complement clause is sometimes known as a complementizer: for example that in the sentence just cited.
- In many logophoric languages, a complementizer of this kind does seem to play an important role in logophoric marking.
- Why do I think these apparently extra complementizers are a mistake, rather than a non-standard grammatical pattern?
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