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Kersti Börjars and Nigel Vincent (2005). POSITION VS FUNCTION IN SCANDINAVIAN PRESENTATIONAL CONSTRUCTIONS.

URL: http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/LFG/10/lfg05borjarsvincent.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3497&langcode=swe (2019-03-25).

 

Example #1:

    (1)    a. Det sitter          en kackerlacka på locket.                                                                  PAR
    EXPL sit.PRES a cock roach                 on lid.DEF
    `There is a cockroach on the lid.'
Example #2:

    b. Det hade         bråkat                 folk  på hennes buss.                                                   MA
    EXPL have.PST causing.trouble.PRES people on her bus
    `People had been causing trouble on her bus.'
Example #3:

    (2) a. Det sätts                         ett tak på den norska laxproduktionen.                    PAR
    EXPL put.PRES.PASS           a ceiling on the Norwegian salmon production
    `A ceiling is put on the Norwegian salmon production.'
Example #4:

    b. Det äts                  många och långa middagar här.                                 AOS
    EXPL eat.PRES.PASS many and long dinner.PL                   here
    `Many a long dinner is eaten here.'
Example #5:

    (3)         Det väntade mig              någon pinsam episod.                                      HIST
    EXPL wait.PST I.A CC         some embarrassing episode
    `Some embarrassing episode was lying in wait for me.'
Example #6:

    (4)    a. Det                    blev              inlagt              fyra trafikoffer              i går.      SAG 4:385
    EXPL(N T.SG) become.PST                 admitPRT.SG.N T four traffic casualty.PL yesterday
    `Four traffic casualties were admitted yesterday.'
Example #7:

    b. Det                    blev               skjutet                en                älg.        Lødrup 1999:206
    expl(NT.SG)           become.pst         shoot.prt.SG.N T     a.SG.COM moose(COM)
    `A moose was shot.'
Example #8:

    (5)    a. Oscar         gillar         honom.
    Oscar        like.FIN he.A CC
    `Oscar likes him.'
Example #9:

    b. Honom gillar                 Oscar.
    he.A CC like.FIN Oscar
    `Oscar likes him [TOP/FOC].'
Example #10:

    b. *Gillar          honom Oscar?
    like.FIN      he.A CC Oscar
    `Does Oscar like him.'
Example #11:

    (7)    a. Sitter        det      en kackerlacka        på locket?
    sit.PRES EXPL a cock roach                  on lid.DEF
    `Is there a cockroach on the lid?'
Example #12:

    b. Sätts                  det     ett tak    på den norska laxproduktionen?
    put.PRES.PASS EXPL a ceiling on the Norwegian salmon production
    `Is a ceiling put on the Norwegian salmon production?'
Example #13:

    (8)    a. Det verkar              sitta en kackerlacka           på locket.
    EXPL seem.PRES sit.INF             a cock roach       on lid.DEF
    `There seems to be a cockroach sitting on the lid.'
Example #14:

    b. Det verkar              sättas             ett tak     på den norska laxproduktionen?
    EXPL seem.PRES put.INF.PASS               a ceiling on the Norwegian salmon production
    `Is a ceiling put on the Norwegian salmon production?'
Example #15:

    (11) a. Det gavs                  dem ingen tid        till gottgörelse.                           Portugalien
    EXPL give.PST.PASS them no time               for recomp ense
    `They were given no time to make amends.'
Example #16:

    b. Det gavs                honom goda möjligheter att utarbeta sitt system.                     Tektid
    EXPL give.PST.PASS him              good opportunities INF draw up his system
    `He was given good opportunities to work out his system.'
Example #17:

    (12) a. Det gavs              ingen hjälp      för honom.                                                PAR
    EXPL give.PASS       n o h el p       for him
    `No help was given to him.'
Example #18:

    älgar av den mjukare sorten till oss.
    elk of the softer kind                      to us
    toy elks.'
Example #19:

    (19) a. Det blev                 fyra trafikoffer            inlagda          igår.                         SAG 4:385
    EXPL become.PST four casualty.PL                  admit.PRT.PL yesterday
    `Four traffic casualties were admitted yesterday.'
Example #20:

    skrivet      /            skrivna           igår?
    write.PRT.NT.SG           write.PRT.PL      yesterday
    `How many letters were written yesterday?'
Example #21:

    (1)   a. Det sitter             en kackerlacka på locket.                                                   PAR
    EXPL sit.PRES a cock roach                    on lid.DEF
    `There is a cockroach on the lid.'
Example #22:

    b. Det hade         bråkat                 folk  på hennes buss.                                                 MA
    EXPL have.PST causing.trouble.PRES people on her bus
    `People had been causing trouble on her bus.'
Example #23:

    (24) a. Där finns                gott om        plats här.
    EXPL exist.PRES good of             place here
    `There is plenty of space here.'
Example #24:

    (27) a. *Det       arbetar      motvilligt 5000 lärare          på universitetet.   Engdahl To app:37
    EXPL work .PRES       reluctantly 5000 teacher.PL     at university.DEF
    `5000 teachers work reluctantly at the University.'
Example #25:

    flera     av dem ganska motvilligt.
    several   of them rather     reluctantly
    `5000 teachers work at the University, several of them reluctantly.'