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Stefan Muller (1997). Yet Another Paper about Partial Verb Phrase Fronting in German.

URL: http://www.cl.uni-bremen.de/~stefan/PS/dfki-97-07.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1896&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


Example #1:

    `The woman wanted to kill the candidate with this knife.'
Example #2:

    (8) a. Treu     will   Karl seiner Frau sein.
    faithful wants Karl his        wife b e
    `Karl wants to b e faithful to his wife.'
Example #3:

    (14) Gab der Frau      der Mann gestern      das Buch?
    Gave the woman the man yesterday the b o ok
    `Did the man give the b o ok to the woman yesterday?'
Example #4:

    o der rechts w¨ ahlt.
    or     right votes
    right-wing parties.'
Example #5:

    (22) a. [Giftige    Schlangen] gibt es hier keine.
    p oisonous snakes      gives it here none
    `No p oisonous snakes are to b e found here.'
Example #6:

    b. Vortragen wird er es morgen.
    recite      will he it tomorrow
    `He will recite it tomorrow.'
Example #7:

    (25) a. Die Leviten werden wir dem Burschen lesen.
    the Levites will       we the scoundrel read
    `We shall teach this scoundrel a lesson.'
Example #8:

    b. Den Garaus werden wir dem Gesindel machen.
    the out         will      we the ho o dlums make
    `We'll kill those ho o dlums.'
Example #9:

    c. Eine Abfuhr werden wir dem Aufwiegler erteilen.
    a     removal will       we the instigator give
    `We'll tell the rabble-rouser to shove off.'
Example #10:

    d. In die Quere waren wir den Polizisten gekommen.
    in the way     were we the p olice men come
    `We had gotten into the p olicemen's way.'
Example #11:

    (27) a. [Versucht, zu lesen], hat er das Buch nicht.
    tried      to read    has he the b o ok not
    'He didn't try to read the b o ok.'
Example #12:

    b. [Versucht, einen Freund vorzustellen], hat er ihr no ch nie.
    tried     a friend        to intro duce has he her yet never
    'He has never tried intro ducing a friend to her.'
Example #13:

    (32) Gelesen wurde das Buch oft.
    read      was     the b o ok often
    `The b o ok was read a lot.'
Example #14:

    (33) * Gewußt, daß Peter i schl¨    agt, hab e ich siei .
    known    that Peter      hit      have I    her
    `I knew that Peter hit her.'
Example #15:

    (34) a. [Da]i hatte Karl [ i mit] gerechnet.
    this had Karl with       counted.on
    `Karl exp ected this.'
Example #16:

    (35) a. Busi will    Karl [ i fahren].
    bus wants Karl        drive
    `Karl wants to go by bus.'
Example #17:

    (36) Gelesen hat er oft      in der Vorlesung.
    read     has he often in the lecture
    `He often read during the lecture.'
Example #18:

    Ein Witz erz¨ahlt wurde.
    a jokenom told     was
    `A joke was told.'
Example #19:

    b. Ein solch sch¨ ones Geschenk gemacht wurde mir no ch nie.
    a    such nice       presentnom made was   me yet never
    `I never got such a nice present.'
Example #20:

    c. Zwei M¨anner erschossen wurden w¨  ahrend des Wo chenendes.
    two men      shot        were    during   the weekend
    `Two men were shot during the weekend.'
Example #21:

    (38) a. Solch ein Fehler unterlaufen war ihm no ch nie.26
    such a mistake undergone was him still never
    `Until now, he had never made such a mistake.'
Example #22:

    b. Viel passieren kann ihnen nicht.
    much happ en can them not
    `Not much can happ en to them.'
Example #23:

    (39) ? Den S¨anger jo deln l¨ aßt der K¨
    the singeracc yo del lets the kingnom
    `The king lets the singer yo del.'
Example #24:

    es morgen     versuchen.
    it tomorrow try
Example #25:

    c. , weil       Karl [den Schatz zu finden] gestern          versuchte.
    b ecause Karl the treasure to find         yesterday tried
    `b ecause it was yesterday that Karl tried to find the treasure.'
Example #26:

    wird es morgen       scheinen.
    will it tomorrow seem
    tomorrow seem to find the treasure.'
Example #27:

    (43) a. * Karl ist gewesen [auf seinen Sohn stolz].
    Karl has b een      of his       son proud
    Intended: `Karl was proud of his son.'
Example #28:

    (45) Geholfen hat sie ihm, das Buch zu lesen.
    help ed    has she him the b o ok to read
    `She help ed him read the b o ok.`