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Masao Ochi (2004). How Come and other Adjunct Wh-phrases.

URL: http://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw/publish/LL5.1-02-Ochi-paper.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2975&langcode=deu (2019-04-22).

 

Example #1:

    (14) Was    schläfst du so lange?          (German)
    WHAT sleeps     you so long
    `Why are you sleeping so long?'
Example #2:

    (17) a. Ich frage mich, was Hans so gestresst ist. (German)
    I ask myself WHAT Hans that stressed is
    `I wonder why Hans is so stressed.'
Example #3:

    (20) a.   Ich weiss warum Hans so gestresst ist.
    I know why Hans that stressed is
    `I know why Hans is so stressed.'
Example #4:

    b. Ich weiss nicht warum Hans so gestresst ist.
    I know not why Hans that stressed is
    `I don't know why Hans is so stressed.'
Example #5:

    (21) a. * Ich weiss was Hans so gestresst ist. (German)
    I know WHAT Hans that stressed is
    `I know why Hans is so stressed'
Example #6:

    b. Ich weiss nicht was Hans so gestresst ist.
    I know not WHAT Hans that stressed is
    `I don't know why Hans is so stressed'
Example #7:

    a. Warum glaubst du, da er so lange schläft?
    why     believe you that he so long sleeps
    `Why do you believe that he sleeps so long?'              (ambiguous)
Example #8:

    b. Was glaubst du, da er so lange schläft?
    WHAT believe you hat he so long         sleeps
    `Why do you believe that he sleeps so long?'              (matrix only)
Example #9:

    (29) a. Wer        schläft warum so lange?                  (German)
    who      sleeps why         so long
    `*Who     is sleeping why so long?'
Example #10:

    a. Warum seid         ih r        alle     gestresst?
    Why be-2nd.pl you-2nd.pl all            stressed
    `Why are you all stressed?'                           (ok pair-list)
Example #11:

    (34) Was schläfst du (so lange)?
    WHAT sleeps    you (so long)
    `Why are you sleeping so long?'
Example #12:

    (49) Was glaubst du, da er so lange schläft?
    WHAT believe you that he so long sleeps
    `Why do you think that he is sleeping so long?'                  (matrix only)
Example #13:

    a. Warum seid         ih r              alle gestresst?
    Why be-2nd.pl you-2nd.pl             all stressed
    `Why are you all stressed?'                                (ok pair-list)
Example #14:

    (68) a. Was glaubst du, warum Fritze so rennt? (Germa             n)
    WH believe you why       Fritze so runs
    `Why do you think that Fritze is hurrying?'
Example #15:

    b. ??Was glaubst du was Fritze so rennt?
    WH believe you WHAT Fritze so runs
    `Why do you think that Fritze is hurrying?'