Not all null 'have'-clauses are alike


  • Erin Zaroukian
  • Charles Beller


This paper provides a semantics for overt and phonologically-null have predicates. We present a typology that distinguishes null haves on two dimensions: prepositional/verbal status and stative/telic status. We argue that evaluative verbs such as like can select null have-clauses of the telic verbal class. We further argue that have semantically requires a relation that is supplied by the object nominal in a Pustejovskian framework.


How to Cite

Zaroukian, E., & Beller, C. (2019). Not all null ’have’-clauses are alike. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 17, 635–652. Retrieved from