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:

Daniel Hole (2004). Extra Argumentality -- a Binding Account of "possessor raising" in German, English And Mandarin.

URL: http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~Daniel_Hole/PossessivesHole.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2408&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


Example #1:

    a. Dann starb auch seine Mutter.
    then died also his mother
    `Then his mother died, too.'
Example #2:

    b. # Dann starb ihm         auch seine Mutter.
    then      died him.DAT also his mother
    `Then his mother died on him, too.'
Example #3:

    (6) a. Die Wachen öffneten [dem Angreifer]DAT das           Tor.
    the guards opened the.DAT attacker             the   gate
    `The guards opened the gate for the attacker.'
Example #4:

    (7) a. Die Zensur       öffnete       [der     Beeinflussung]DAT   das   Tor.
    the censorship opened          the.DAT manipulation         the   gate
    `Censorship opened the     floodgates to manipulation.'
Example #5:

    b. #[Die Beeinflussung]        bekam das Tor geöffnet.
    the      manipulation       got      the gate opened
    lit.: #`Manipulation got   the gate opened.'
Example #6:

    (8) a. Die Ärztin hat [Paula]DAT Blut        abgenommen.
    the doctor has Paula          blood taken
    `The doctor took some of Paula's blood.'
Example #7:

    b. [Paula]NOM hat (von der Ärztin) Blut        abgenommen bekommen.
    Paula      has by the doctor blood taken               got
    `The doctor took some of Paula's blood.'
Example #8:

    b. [Der Junge]NOM bekam (von ihr) den Arm gestreichelt.
    the boy         got      by her the arm stroked
    `She stroked the boy's arm.'
Example #9:

    (10)      Die Schwester zog dem           Patienten den Mantel des Nachbarn aus.
    the nurse       pulled the.DAT patient    the coat of.the room-mate off
    lit: `The nurse took the patient the room-mate's coat off.'
Example #10:

    (11)      Die Schwester zog den Mantel des Patienten des            Nachbarn aus.
    the nurse     pulled the coat of.the patient of.the room-mate off
    `The nurse took off the coat of the patient's room-mate.'
Example #11:

    (12)      Die Schwester zog       dem        Patienten seinen Mantel aus.
    the nurse      pulled the.DAT patient          his   coat  off
    `The nurse helped the patient to take his coat off.'
Example #12:

    (ii) Die Brüste         entwickelten sich.
    the    breasts     developed     REFL
    `The breasts developed.'
Example #13:

    (17)   Die Mutter flocht der         Tochter     die Haare.
    the mother braided the.DAT daughter the hairs
    `The mother braided her daughter's hair.'
Example #14:

    (21)    Hans trat      ihm          gegen    das   Schienbein.
    Hans kicked him.DAT against          the   shin
    `Hans kicked him in the shin.'
Example #15:

    (22)    Hans zwickte ihn        (/ihm)       in den Bauch.
    Hans pinched him.ACC him.DAT         in the belly
    `Hans pinched him in the belly.'
Example #16:

    (28)  Einem Zeugen         ist ein     Hund aufgefallen.
    a.DAT     witness    is    a.NOM dog     (be.)noticed
    `A witness noticed   a dog.'
Example #17:

    (29) a. Ihm       juckt     die      Kopfhaut.
    him. DAT itches the.NOM      scalp
    `His scalp itches.'
Example #18:

    (30)   Sie will     [dem     Jungen den Kopf          streicheln].
    she wants the.DAT boy          the head        stroke
    `She wants to stroke the boy's head'