Brasoveanu, Adrian 2006. Temporal and
Propositional De Se: Evidence from Romanian Subjunctive Mood, in the Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 10,
published as ZASPIL (ZAS Papers in Linguistics), Volume 44, Christian Ebert
& Cornelia Endriss (eds.).
The paper investigates the interpretation of the
Romanian subjunctive B (subjB) mood when it is embedded under the propositional
attitude verb crede (believe). SubjB is
analyzed as a single package of three distinct presuppositions: temporal de
se, dissociation and propositional de se.
I show that subjB is the temporal analogue of null PRO
in the individual domain: it allows only for a de se reading.
Dissociation enables us to show that subjB always takes scope over a negation
embedded in a belief report. Propositional de se derives this empirical
The introduction of centered propositions
(generalizing centered worlds), together with propositional de se,
dissociation and the belief 'introspection' principles, derives the fact that
subjB belief reports (unlike their indicative counterparts) are infelicitous
with embedded probabil.