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Lee-Schoenfeld, Vera (2004). Possessor Raising: A Diagnostic for Restructuring.

URL: http://people.ucsc.edu/~vls/Handouts/PDC_Restructuring_handout.pdf

(Last accessed 2006-01-25).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1801&langcode=deu (2019-06-25).

 

Example #1:

    (1)   a. Tim hat der Nachbarin         gestern das Auto gewaschen.
    Tim has the neighbor (DAT, FEM) yesterday the car   washed
    `Tim washed the neighbor's car yesterday.'
Example #2:

    b. Mein Bruder hat der Mami leider        das Auto zu Schrott gefahren.
    my    brother has the mom (DAT) unfortunately the car    to scrap   driven
    `My brother unfortunately totaled mom's car (totaled the car on mom).'
Example #3:

    (2)     a. Mein Bruder hat der Mami das Auto zu Schrott gefahren.
    my     brother has the mom (DAT) the car             to scrap      driven
    `My brother totaled mom's car (totaled the car on mom).'
Example #4:

    b. Das AUTO hat er der Mami zu Schrott gefahren.
    the   car       has he the mom (DAT) to scrap             driven
    `Mom's CAR, he totaled.'
Example #5:

    (4)     *Tim hat der Nachbarin        das Haus angeschaut.
    Tim has the neighbor (DAT, FEM) the house at-looked
    `Tim looked at the neighbor's house.'
Example #6:

    (5)     ?*Tim hat der Nachbarin                 sein Auto gewaschen.
    Tim has the neighbor (DAT, FEM) his        car      washed
    `Tim washed his car for the neighbor.'
Example #7:

    (7)   a. Jan hat versprochen [IP Luise                die Haare zu waschen].
    Jan has promised             Luise (DAT) the hairs        to wash
    `Jan promised to wash Luise's hair.'
Example #8:

    (8)   a. Jan hat versucht [VP Luise              die Haare zu waschen].
    Jan has tried            Luise (DAT) the hairs        to wash
    `Jan tried to wash Luise's hair.'
Example #9:

    (9)   a. *Der Frisör hat mir          einfach beschlossen [IP die Haare rot zu färben].
    the hair-stylist has me (DAT) simply    decided            the hairs        red to dye
    `The hair-dresser simply decided to dye my hair red.'
Example #10:

    b. Mein Mann hat mir tatsächlich vergessen [VP den Rücken zu massieren].
    my    husband has me (DAT) actually           forgotten         the   back      to massage
    `My husband actually forgot to massage my back.'
Example #11:

    (10) a. *dass der Traktor              zu reparieren versprochen wurde
    that    the   tractor (NOM) to repair         promised         was
    `that they promised to repair the tractor'
Example #12:

    b. dass der Traktor zu reparieren versucht wurde
    that    the tractor (NOM) to repair          tried        was
    `that they tried to repair the tractor'
Example #13:

    c. dass der Traktor und der Lastwagen zu reparieren versucht wurden
    that    the tractor    and   the truck           to repair        tried   were
    `that they tried to repair the tractor and the truck'
Example #14:

    b. Jani hat dem Direktor versprochen [IP PROi zur Party zu kommen].
    Jan has the        director   promised                   to-the party to come
    `Jan promised the director to come to the party.'
Example #15:

    (13) a. Eine Katze kommt meinen Eltern nicht [PP ins                     Haus].
    a       cat       comes   my parents (DAT)   not        into-the house
    `A cat is not allowed in my parents house.' (idiomatic)
Example #16:

    b. Er stand der Braut [PP auf der Schleppe].
    he stood the bride (DAT) on the train
    `He stood on the bride's train.'
Example #17:

    (14) a. *Tim musste Lena                 [PP wegen der Katze] aufräumen.
    Tim had-to     Lena (DAT)      because-of the cat        up-tidy
    (`Tim had to clean up because of Lena's cat.')
Example #18:

    b. *Tim hat Lena      [PP ohne das neue Spülmittel] abgewaschen.
    Tim has Lena (DAT)        without the new      rinse-medium off-washed
    (`Tim has done the dishes without Lena's new dish detergent.')
Example #19:

    (15) Timi lässt Lena nicht [PP ohne sichi] essen.
    Tim lets         Lena not        without self   eat
    `Tim doesn't let Lena eat without him.'
Example #20:

    a. *Der Frisör        hat der Kundin          einfach beschlossen [die Haare rot zu färben].
    the hair-dresser has the customer (DAT) simply decided                the hair     red to die
    `The hair-dresser simply decided to die the customer's hair red.'
Example #21:

    b. *Der Lehrer hat dem Schüler entschieden [das Leben zur Hölle zu machen].
    the teacher has the student (DAT) chose              the     life    to-the hell to make
    `The teacher chose to make the student's life hell.'
Example #22:

    c. *Herr Müller hat seinem Sohn erwogen [das Taschengeld zu streichen].
    Mr.    Miller has his son (DAT)     contemplated the pocket-money           to cross (out)
    `Mr. Miller contemplated to take away his son's allowance.'
Example #23:

    d. *Mein Mann hat meinen Eltern geplant [den Videorekorder zu reparieren].
    my      husband has my parents (DAT) planned         the video-recorder          to repair
    `My husband planned to repair my parents' video recorder.'
Example #24:

    a. Ich habe dem Baby versucht [die Zähne zu putzen].
    I      have the baby (DAT) tried        the teeth        to clean
    `I tried to brush the baby's teeth.'
Example #25:

    b. Ich habe der Professorin              irgendwie versäumt [die Hand zu geben].
    I      have the professor (DAT, FEM) somehow missed                the hand     to give
    `I somehow missed the opportunity to shake the professor's hand.'
Example #26:

    c. Der Maler hat unseren Nachbarn endlich begonnen [das Haus zu streichen].
    the      painter has our neighbors (DAT)       finally   begun           the house to paint
    `The painter has finally started to paint our neighbor's house.'
Example #27:

    d. Mein Bruder hat dem Rockstar tatsächlich gewagt [die Gitarre zu stimmen].
    my        brother has the rock star (DAT) actually        dared         the guitar    to tune
    `My brother actually had the guts to tune the rock star's guitar.'