We assume that Dutch modals, auxiliaries and certain raising and equi-verbs select for a list of complements that consists of a verb and the complements selected by that verb. Perception verbs, as well as the causative laten and the verb helpen (to help) select for a verb, the complements of that verb, and an object NP. Sample lexical entries are given below.
We assume that finite forms are derived from a non-inflected root form by means of a lexical rule, which, among other things, prefixes a subject to the SUBCAT-list, and requires that this subject has nominative case. Thus, the finite (singular present tense) form of willen is: