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URL: http://www.hf.uib.no/forskerskole/doktorandkonferanse/Sample-handout.pdf

(Last accessed 2006-01-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1735&langcode=deu (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    b. Mir ist kalt.                                                 German
    me-DAT is cold
    `I'm freezing.'
Example #2:

    b. Mir wurde geholfen.                                           German
    me-DAT was helped
    `I was helped.'
Example #3:

    c. Johannes versprach, ___ sich nicht zu wiederholen.     German
    Johannes-NOM promised, PRO-NOM self-REFL not to repeat
    `John promised not to repeat himself.'
Example #4:

    ihn zu stören.
    him-ACC to bother-INF
    `This nerve has the ability to bother him.'
Example #5:

    (28) a. Uns wird von der Polizei geholfen.                           Passive
    us-DAT is by the police helped
    `We are helped by the police.'
Example #6:

    b. *Wir möchten von der Polizei ___ geholfen werden.            PRO-infinitive
    we-NOM want by the police PRO-DAT helped be-INF
    Intended meaning:`We want to be helped by the police.'
Example #7:

    c. Wir möchten nicht von der Polizei ___ gesehen werden.        PRO-infinitive
    we-NOM want not by the police PRO-NOM seen be
    `We do not want to be seen by the police.'
Example #8:

    (29) a. Er kam und ___ wurde verhaftet.                             Conj. reduction
    he-NOM came and Ø-NOM was arrested
    `He came and was arrested.'
Example #9:

    b. *Er kam und ___ wurde geholfen.                             Conj. reduction
    he-NOM came and Ø-DAT was helped
    Intended meaning:`He came and was helped.'
Example #10:

    (30) a. Er kam nach Hause und ___ ging sofort ins Bett.             Nominative
    he-NOM came to home and Ø-NOM went immediately to bed
    `He came home and went to bed straight away.'
Example #11:

    b. Mich hungert nach Süssigkeiten und ___ dürstet nach Flüssigkeiten.
    me.ACC longs for sweets and Ø-ACC thirsts for liquids        Accusative
    `I have a craving for sweets and liquid.'
Example #12:

    (31) a. Mir grauet vor mir selbst.
    me-DAT shudders for me self
    `I have a horror of myself.'
Example #13:

    b. Ihn ekelt vor sich selbst;
    him-ACC disgusts for self self
    `He feels disgusted by himself;'
Example #14:

    c. ... und was man für Angst hat und wie es einem graust vor sich selber ...
    and what one for fear has and how it one-DAT shudders for self self
    yourself...'           (www.andrip.de/kind/gutacht/2423gean.rtf, 1992)
Example #15:

    sein bedeutet, jemandem zu helfen ...
    be means somebody.dat to help
    the feeling of being helped. To be a member means to help others ...'
Example #16:

    Henker ist ein Opfer.
    executioner is a victic
    to be forgiven. Then even the executioner is a victim.'
Example #17:

    um ___ nicht übel zu werden.
    in order PRO.dat not sick to be(come).inf
Example #18:

    es in der Bundesrepublik ... nicht.
    there in the Federal-Republic...not.
    exist in Germany.' (www.freitag.de/2002/45/02450402.php, 2002)
Example #19:

    to be contradicted by experience.'
Example #20:

    (33) a. *Ich versuchte, ___ diese Damen zu gefallen.             German
    I-NOM tried PRO-DAT these ladies-NOM to please-INF
    Intended meaning:`I tried to like these ladies.'
Example #21:

    (34) a. Ich versuchte, ___ diesen Damen zu gefallen.             German
    I-NOM tried PRO-NOM these ladies-DAT to please-INF
    `I tried to please these ladies.'
Example #22:

    (35) a. (*)Wir möchten ___ von der Polizei geholfen werden.         PRO-infinitive
    we-NOM want PRO-DAT by the police helped be-INF
    Intended meaning:`We want to be helped by the police.'
Example #23:

    (36) a. *Ihr gelang es ___ nicht gefolgt zu werden.                 German
    she-DAT managed it PRO-DAT not followed to be-INF
    Intended meaning: `She managed not to be followed.'