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Sigrid Beck (2001). Intervention Effects Follow from Focus Interpretation.

URL: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/~rthomaso/lpw04/beck.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3475&langcode=deu (2020-08-11).

 

Example #1:

    (7)    a. * Wen       hat   niemand       wo     gesehen?
    whom      has   nobody        where seen
    'Where    did nobody see whom?'
Example #2:

    b.   Wen       hat   Luise wo      gesehen?
    whom      has   Luise where seen
    'Where    did Luise see whom?'
Example #3:

    c.   Wen       hat   wo      niemand      gesehen?
    whom      has   where nobody         seen
    'Where    did nobody see whom?'
Example #4:

    (8)    a. * Was glaubt          niemand        wen Karl           gesehen        hat?
    what believes       nobody         whom Karl          seen           has
    'Who does nobody believe that Karl saw?'
Example #5:

    b.   Was glaubt           Luise wen Karl                   gesehen      hat?
    what believes        Luise whom Karl                  seen         has
    'Who does Luise believe that Karl saw?'
Example #6:

    c. % Wen glaubt           niemand        daß               Karl   gesehen      hat?
    whom believes        niemand        that              Karl   seen         has
    'Who does nobody believe that Karl saw?'
Example #7:

    b.   Luise       zaehlt auf, welche Uni               welche Linguisten     oft eingeladen hat.
    Luise       enumerates which university          which linguists       often invited has
    'Luise       enumerates which university        often invited which linguists.'
Example #8:

    (55)   a.      Wen hat     nur        der    Dirk gesehen?
    whom has    only       the    Dirk seen
    'Whom did only Dirk    see?'
Example #9:

    (56)   a. * Wen hat      nur     der   Dirk wo      gesehen?
    whom has     only the      Dirk where seen
    Who did only Dirk see where?
Example #10:

    (87)   Wen hat       der    Dirk von den Musikern           gesehen?
    whom has      the    Dirk of the musicians           seen
    Which of the musicians did Dirk see?
Example #11:

    (97)   #       Tina hat nur jedem Kind ein FAHRRAD gegeben.                   [Heck & Sauerland]
    Tina has only every child a bike             given
    *       The only thing Tina gave to every child was a bike.
Example #12:

    (102) weil            niemand        fuer    Otto   einen Finger geruehrt          hat.
    because      nobody          for     Otto       a finger lifted                 has
    'because nobody lifted a finger for Otto.'
Example #13:

    b.       weil         nur      fuer Otto        niemand           einen Finger geruehrt   hat.
    because      only for        Otto      nobody            a finger lifted         has
    'because nobody lifted a finger only   for Otto.'
Example #14:

    (104) a.        weil         niemand           den Fritz        je       eingeladen    hat.
    because      nobody            the      Fritz   ever     invited       has
    'because nobody ever invited    Fritz.'
Example #15:

    b.     * weil         niemand           jeden            je       eingeladen    hat.
    because      nobody            everybody        ever     invited       has
    'because nobody ever invited    everybody.'
Example #16:

    (110) a.       Hat   Peter MariaF oder SusanneF        eingeladen?
    has    Peter Maria or Susanne            invited
    'Did Peter invite Maria or Susanne?'
Example #17:

    b.   * Hat nur        Peter MariaF oder SusanneF        eingeladen?
    has    only Peter Maria or Susanne                     invited
    'Did only Peter invite Maria or Susanne?'
Example #18:

    (111) a.       *War nur      Peter gesternF oder heuteF           im Buero?
    was only Peter yesterday or today                  in the office
    'Was only Peter in the office today or yesterday?'
Example #19:

    b.      War Peter gesternF oder heuteF               im Buero?
    was Peter yesterday or today                 in the office
    'Was Peter in the office today or yesterday?'
Example #20:

    c.      War gesternF oder heuteF nur der Peter im Buero?
    was yesterday or today only Peter in the office
    'Was only Peter in the office today or yesterday?'
Example #21:

    (112) a. ?? War        niemand         gesternF oder heuteF           im Buero?
    was nobody              yesterday or today             in the office
    'Was nobody in    the office today or yesterday?'
Example #22:

    b.      War gesternF      oder heuteF          niemand         im Buero?
    was yesterday or today              nobody             in the office
    'Was nobody in the office today or yesterday?'
Example #23:

    (117) Kein Produkt        aus    jedem EU-Land               verkauft sich gut.
    No    product       from every EC country              sells Refl. well
    No product from every EC-country sells well.                         [from Beck
Example #24:

    (123) a. * Was glaubt          niemand        wen           Karl    gesehen        hat?
    what believes       nobody         whom          Karl    seen           has
    'Who does nobody believe that Karl saw?'
Example #25:

    b. % Wen glaubt          niemand        daß           Karl    gesehen        hat?
    whom believes       niemand        that          Karl    seen           has
    'Who does nobody believe that Karl saw?'
Example #26:

    (126) Ich     habe    eine   Karte auf      jeden Tisch gelegt.
    I       have    a      menu on        every table put
    I have put a menu on every table.