A main clause complementizer
This paper focuses on Romanian main clauses that display the complementizer ‘that’, and may also allow for the re-iteration of this element at the left periphery. The analysis capitalizes on the proposal in current studies that a field for encoding conversational pragmatics is projected at the left periphery of clauses above ForceP. The spell-out of Force as ‘that’ is seen as an option when the derivation proceeds beyond this level in assertive clauses. The re-iteration of ‘that’, reflecting the re-iteration of ForceP, is then related to the need of locality for the C-to-T feature transfer inherent to any <i>phase</i>.