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Jason Merchant (2001). Chapter 2.

URL: http://newstar.rinet.ru/~goga/biblio/Merchant/book/Chapter2.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2831&langcode=deu (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    (30)    Wann hat Elke gestern {was / welches Auto} repariert?
    when has Elke yesterday what /which car         repaired
    `When did Elke fix {what/which car} yesterday?'
Example #2:

    (31)   a.      Wann hat [das Auto]1 Elke gestern t1 repariert?
    when has the car          Elke yesterday repaired
    `When did Elke repair the car yesterday?'
Example #3:

    b.      * Wann hat [{was/welches Auto}]2 Elke gestern t2 repariert?
    when has what / which car              Elke yesterday repaired
    (`When did Elke fix {what/which car} yesterday?')
Example #4:

    (33)        a.   Wir haben nicht gewußt, [welches Auto Elke repariert hat].
    we have not known, which car Elke repaired has
    `We didn't know which car Elke repaired'
Example #5:

    [Daß Elke ein Auto repariert hat] haben wir gewußt, aber...
    that Elke a   car      repaired has have we known but
    `We knew that Elke repaired a car, but...'
Example #6:

    (35)   a.     wir haben nicht geahnt,      [welches].
    we have       not   suspected which
    `we had no idea about who.'
Example #7:

    (41)   a.    Worán hat Elke gedacht?
    but NEG he.knows the Juan-ENC who     left
    `but Juan doesn't know who (left).'
Example #8:

    [wasx [du mir gesagt hast, an wenx ich dich erinnern sollte]]
    what you me told have on who I you remind should
    (`You told me to remind you about someone, but I can't remember who.')
Example #9:

    b.      * Wanneer {heb} de auto      {heb} je    gehuurd?                  [Dutch]
    when       have the car        have you rented
    (`When did you rent the car?')
Example #10:

    (i)     Bitte laß mich hören, wie Ralf reagiert und ob *(überhaupt).
    please let me hear how Ralf reacts and if           at.all
    `Please let me know how R reacts if at all.'