English Edit

Etymology Edit

factive +‎ -ly

Adverb Edit

factively (not comparable)

  1. In a factive manner.
    • 2019, Chungmin Lee, “Factivity alternation of attitude 'know' in Korean, Mongolian, Uyghur, Manchu, Azeri, etc. and content clausal nominals”, in Journal of Cognitive Science[1], volume 20, number 4, retrieved 2022-01-22, pages 449–508:
      This work shows that a nominalized clause with the internal type ‘pro-fact’ noun –(u)n kes in Korean (and in Japanese as well with koto), witness-based, is factively presupposed by itself and contradicted if predicated by negated veracious adjectives in a veridicality test.
    • 2022, Colonna Dahlman, R., & van de Weijer, J., “Cognitive factive verbs across languages. Accepted manuscript, in press”, in Language Sciences[2], retrieved 2022-01-22:
      In the last few years, the traditional analysis of know as a factive verb has been lively debated by linguists and philosophers of language: several scholars have pointed out that know may be used non-factively in ordinary language. The aim of the present study is to expand this inquiry to other cognitive factive verbs than know, such as discover, realize, etc., and to investigate cross-linguistically the question of whether know and other cognitive factive verbs may occur in non-factive contexts, that is, in contexts where it is clear that the embedded proposition is false.