Natural Language & Linguistic Theory

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 121–134

On how how is used instead of that


DOI: 10.1007/s11049-010-9088-y

Cite this article as:
Legate, J.A. Nat Lang Linguist Theory (2010) 28: 121. doi:10.1007/s11049-010-9088-y


This article examines a construction in English which has hitherto escaped attention in the linguistic literature, whereby a declarative embedded clause is introduced by how rather than that. We investigate the properties of this construction, revealing that it consists of a definite DP, rather than a simple embedded CP.


English How Free relative 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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