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Josef Bayer (2001). Decomposing the Left Periphery.

URL: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/bayer/pdf/left-periphery.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2664&langcode=deu (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    West duu öpper,    wi lang daß di            walt beschtenna wörd?
    know you perhaps how long that the world exist               will
    `Do you know how long the world will last'
Example #2:

    (i)      a.       Anstatt    hier zu bleiben        lief   das Kind davon
    instead    here to stay           ran    the child away
    'Instead    of staying here, th   e ch   ild ran away'
Example #3:

    (ii)     a.       Sobald      er aus der Tür trat        erfasste ihn die Kälte
    as-soon     he out the door stepped caugh him the cold
    'As soon    as he stepped out of the door, he was caught by the coldness'
Example #4:

    entscheidender Bedeutung
    decisive         importance
    'The question whether the experiment will succeed is of decisive importance'
Example #5:

    wurde nicht nachgekomme             n
    was      not followed
    'The order to move two steps        to the left from here was ignored'
Example #6:

    eine    Freude sei,     ist zu   unterlassen
    a        joy    be      is to    be suppressed
    'One   should abstain   from     shouting that the death of the king is a reason
Example #7:

    c. Ist dás eine Freude, daß der König gestorben ist!
    is thís a joy        that the king died        has
    'What good news it is that the king has died!'
Example #8:

    gelingen möge, blieb          unerfüllt
    succeed may        remained unfulfilled
    'The desire that the experiment succeed remaind unfulfilled'
Example #9:

    von John Adams, muss einer Korrektur unterzogen werden
    by John Adams must a correction subjected be
    subjected to a correction"
Example #10:

    Ist das Experiment diesmal gelungen (oder nicht)?
    is the experiment this-time succeeded (or not)
    'Has the experiment succeeded this time (or not)?'
Example #11:

    Würde das Experiment mißlingen, so wäre                das keine Katastrophe
    would the experiment fail                so would-be this no catastrophe
    'It wouldn't be a desaster, if the experiment would fail'
Example #12:

    Hat mich doch gestern         beinahe ein Hund                gebissen
    has me      PRT yesterday almost a dog                        bitten
    'Yesterday I was almost bitten by a dog'
Example #13:

    Otto ist sorgenfrei    hat doch sein Vater ein riesiges Vermögen
    Otto is sorrow-free has PRT his          father a huge    property
    'His father being enormously rich, Otto does not need to worry'
Example #14:

    Ist DAS ein Trottel!
    is this an idiot
    'He is an idiot indeed!'
Example #15:

    DU bist vielleicht ein          Trottel!
    you are perhaps      an         idiot
    'What an idiot you are!'
Example #16:

    Du BIST vielleicht ein          Trottel!
    you are perhaps      an         idiot
    'What an idiot you are!'
Example #17:

    Was BIST du nur für ein Trottel!
    what are you only for an idiot
    ,,What an idiot you are!"
Example #18:

    Was bist du nur für ein TROTTEL!
    what are you only for an idiot
    ,,What an idiot you are!"
Example #19:

    Was für ein Trottel du doch bist!
    what for an idiot you PRT are
    'What an idiot you are!'
Example #20:

    Daß du mir bloß nicht zu spät nach Hause kommst
    that you me only not   too late to       home come
    'Make sure that you don't get home too late'
Example #21:

    Alle mal herhören!
    all once listen
    'Everybody listen to me!'
Example #22:

    Nicht hinauslehnen!
    not out       lean
    'Don't lean out!'
Example #23:

    Wohlauf! noch getrunken den funkelnden Wein!
    well         still drunk       the sparkling wine
    'Now then, finish this sparkling wine!
Example #24:

    Wo        hingehen, wenn man alleine in einer fremden Stadt ist?
    where go              if   one alone in a           foreign city is
    'Where can one go, if one is alone in a foreign city?'