The Online Database of Interlinear Text


The following interlinear glossed text data was extracted from a document found on the World Wide Web via a semi-automated process. The data presented here could contain corruption (degraded or missing characters), so the source document (link below) should be consulted to ensure accuracy. If you use any of the data shown here for research purposes, be sure to cite ODIN and the source document. Please use the following citation record or variant thereof:

Gereon Mueller (1998). Incomplete Category Fronting.

URL: http://www.ids-mannheim.de/gra/texte/mu45.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 159&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


Example #1:

    (5)    a. Bücher hat Karl        keine gelesen
    booksacc has Karlnom none read
    `As for books, Karl has not read any.'
Example #2:

    (i)   a.  Einen Wagen hat er sich noch keinen leisten können
    a      caracc has he REFL yet noneacc afford could
    `As for cars, he has not been able to afford one yet.'
Example #3:

    b. ?Raubvögel         mag er nur Bussarde
    birds of preyacc likes he only buzzardsacc
    `As for birds of prey, he only likes buzzards.'
Example #4:

    (i)    a. ?[ VP [ PP t1 Für   ] gekonnt ] 2      hat er da1 wirklich nichts t2
    for     couldP art       has he there really nothing
    `He really was     not responsible   for that.'
Example #5:

    b. *[ VP [ PP Für t1   ] gekonnt ] 2      hat er [ NP diese Entwicklung ]1 wirklich nichts t2
    for        couldP art       has he      this development really nothing
    `He really was     not responsible   for this development.'
Example #6:

    b.        Da1 sind viele Leute t2 gelaufen [ PP t1 auf/??unter ]
    there are many people walked              on/under
    `Many people walked on/under it (e.g., the bridge).'
Example #7:

    Woche t3
    this sentence is grammatical.'