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:

John Frederick Bailyn (2004). Knowing Generative Syntax.

URL: http://www.sinc.sunysb.edu/Clubs/nels/jbailyn/NS04-7(moreWH).pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2112&langcode=cmn (2018-01-16).


Example #1:

    9) a.       Ni         shuo           Zhangsam qule          nali     (-ne)        (Chinese)
    you        say            Zhangsan       went    where    Q-part
    "Where did you say Zhangsan went?"
Example #2:

    b.     *Nalii ni shuo Zhangsam qule ei (-ne)                                  (Chinese)
    where you say          Zhangsan       went      Q-part      (Cole & Hermon 1994)
    "Where did you say Zhangsan went?"
Example #3:

    11)     Meige ren dou [maile shenme]                 (-ne)                         (Chinese)
    everyone       all    buy what               PART                  (Cole & Hermon 1994)
    "What did everyone buy?"