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Vera Lee-Schoenfeld (2004). Binding, Possessor Raising, and the Typology of Clause Size.

URL: http://people.ucsc.edu/~vls/Handouts/CGSW-19_handout.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3136&langcode=deu (2020-08-04).


Example #1:

    (1)   Die Studenten hören [AcIden Professor reden].
    the students    hear       the professor (ACC) talk (INF)
    `The students hear the professor talk.'
Example #2:

    c. ...dass der Professor bedauert [INFden Artikel selbst nicht gelesen zu haben].
    that   the professor   regrets         the   article   self   not   read    to have
    `...that the professor regrets to not have read the article himself.'
Example #3:

    (4)   Die Professorini lässt [AcIden Studenten siei anhimmeln].
    the professor (FEM) lets            the student (ACC) she admire
    `The professor lets the student admire her.'
Example #4:

    (5)   a. Der Königi lässt [AcIden Gefangenen vor ihmi niederknien].
    the   king     lets/has        the   prisoner          before him down-kneel
    `The king lets/has the prisoner kneel down before him.'
Example #5:

    b. Die Großmutteri lässt [AcIden Wellensittich ihr?i auf den Kopf fliegen].
    the grandmother         lets         the    parakeet          her     on    the head   fly
    `The grandmother lets the parakeet fly onto her head.'
Example #6:

    c. Der kleine Jungei lässt [AcIden Stein ihm*i auf den Kopf fallen].
    the little    boy         lets        the    rock      him   on     the    head fall
    `The little boy lets the rock fall on his head.'
Example #7:

    (7)   a. Tim hat der Nachbarin          gestern das Auto gewaschen.
    Tim has the neighbor (DAT, FEM) yesterday the car   washed
    `Tim washed the neighbor's car yesterday.'
Example #8:

    b. Mein Bruder hat der Mami leider        das Auto zu Schrott gefahren.
    my    brother has the mom (DAT) unfortunately the car    to scrap   driven
    `My brother unfortunately totaled mom's car (totaled the car on mom).'
Example #9:

    (8)     a. Tim hat bedauert [CP dass er der Nachbarin das Auto waschen musste].
    Jan has regretted           that he the neighbor (DAT) the car                wash       must (PAST)
    `Tim regretted that he had to wash the neighbor's car.'
Example #10:

    b. *Die Nachbarin hatte Tim geplant [INF dafür das Fahrrad reparieren zu lassen].
    the   neighbor    had   planned      Tim (DAT) there-for the       bike       repair     to let/have
    `The neighbor had planned to get Tim's bike repaired in return.'
Example #11:

    (11) a. Tim hätte           lieber versucht [INF seiner Schwester das Radio heile zu machen].
    Tim would have rather tried              his        sister (DAT)     the   radio   intact to make
    `Tim would have rather tried to fix his sister's radio.'
Example #12:

    b. *Maja lässt ihr Willi die Füße massieren.
    Maja lets/has Willi her (DAT) the feet                     massage
    `Maja lets/has Willi massage her feet.'