On the truth value status of a proposition in sentences with a sentential complement

2017. № 1 (33), 9-42

Elena V. Paducheva, Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control”, Russian Academy of Sciences /  Moscow State University of Education; Moscow, Russia


The article discusses the notion of the truth-value status of a proposition, which is defined on embedded propositions and takes three values: truth, lie, irrelevance of truth value. It is demonstrated that the truth-value status makes it possible to construct a classification of verbs which take sentential complements and subordinate the conjunction čto ‘that’. At the same time, the parameter introduced earlier, that of the assertive status of a proposition (with the values of assertion, presupposition, implication, negative implication, allegation, i.e. one way implication), does not lose its relevance.