ODIN

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Louise Mycock (2004). THE WH-EXPLETIVE CONSTRUCTION.

URL: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/LFG/9/lfg04mycock.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2457&langcode=deu (2019-04-22).

 

Example #1:

    a. Wann glaubst du, [dass sie gekommen ist] ?
    when think     you that she come    is
    "When do you think she came?"
Example #2:

    b. WAS glaubst du, [wann sie gekommen ist] ?
    WHAT think       you when she come                is
    "When do you think she came?"
Example #3:

    *WAS     ist sie warum gekommen ?
    WHAT is she why       come
    "Why has she come?"
Example #4:

    kommen würde]] ?
    come     would
    "When do you think she said she would come?"
Example #5:

    würde]] ?
    would
    "When do you think that she said that she would come?"
Example #6:

    % WAS glaubst du, [[+Q] ob            sie kommt] ?
    WHAT believe you         whether she comes
    "Do you believe whether she will come?"