The Online Database of Interlinear Text


The following interlinear glossed text data was extracted from a document found on the World Wide Web via a semi-automated process. The data presented here could contain corruption (degraded or missing characters), so the source document (link below) should be consulted to ensure accuracy. If you use any of the data shown here for research purposes, be sure to cite ODIN and the source document. Please use the following citation record or variant thereof:

Claudia Felser (2001). Wh-Copying, Phases, and Successive Cyclicity.

URL: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/papers/errl_37c.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3709&langcode=deu (2019-04-20).


Example #1:

    (7)       a.      Wen glaubst Du, wen sie getroffen hat?                          GERMAN
    who think      you who she met          has
    'Who do you think she has met?'
Example #2:

    (8)         a.     Wie glaubst Du, wie sie das gelöst hat?
    how believe you how she that solved has
    'How do you believe that she has solved that?'
Example #3:

    b.     Warum glaubst Du, warum sie das getan hat?
    why      believe you why        she that done has
    'Why do you believe she has done this?'
Example #4:

    c.     Wovon glaubst Du, wovon sie träumt?
    of.what believe you of.what she dreams
    'What do you believe that she dreams of?'
Example #5:

    (10)      a.      *Welchen Mann glaubst Du, welchen Mann sie liebt?
    which     man     believe you which      man     she loves
    'Which man do you believe that she loves?'
Example #6:

    (ii) Was Hans sagt, wen er verdächtigt, das/*den habe ich überprüft.
    what H.     says who he suspects      that/*him have I evaluated
    'I checked what Hans says as to whom he suspects.'
Example #7:

    (iii) Wen Hans sagt, wen er verdächtigt, *das/den habe ich überprüft.
    who H.       says who he suspects     *that/him have I evaluated
    'I checked the person who Hans says he suspects.'
Example #8:

    b.      *An wen     glaubst Du, an wen sie denkt?
    of whom believe you of whom she thinks
    'Who do you believe that she thinks of?'
Example #9:

    (12)    Wen glaubst du, wen / *dass Peter meint, wen Susi heiratet?
    who believe you who / *that P.         thinks who S.       marries
    'Who do you believe Peter thinks that Susi is marrying?'
Example #10:

    (15)       a.     Wen     glaubst du nicht, dass sie liebt?
    whom believe you not          that she loves
    'Who don't you think that she loves?'
Example #11:

    (16)       a.     Wen möchtest du, dass sie liebt?
    who want         you that she loves
    'Who do you want her to love?'
Example #12:

    (i)   Wen willst du, wen Jakob besticht?
    whom want you whom J.           bribes
    'Who do you want Jakob to bribe?'
Example #13:

    (17)   a.      Wen bewies sie, dass Fritz liebt?
    who proved she that F.        loves
    'Who did she prove that Fritz loves?'
Example #14:

    (18)   Wer glaubst du, wer dass du bist?
    who think     you who that you are
    'Who do you think you are?'
Example #15:

    b.      Wo     glaubt     jeder,    dass die besten Weine wachsen?
    where believes everyone that       the best      wines grow
    Both: 'Where does everyone think that the best wines grow?'
Example #16:

    (22)      a.      Wo      glaubt     sie, dass Fox populärer         ist als er ist?
    where believes she that F.         more.popular is than he is?
    'Where does she believe that Fox is more popular than he is?'
Example #17:

    b.     Was hast du        für Bücher gekauft?
    what have you for books            bought
    Both: 'What kind of books did you buy?'
Example #18:

    (27)   a.      Wen     hat Hans alles gesehen?
    whom has H.       all     seen
    'Who all did Hans see?'
Example #19:

    (28)   a.      Was hat Gretchen heute Schönes gemacht?
    what has G.         today nice           done
    'What nice thing did Gretchen do today?'
Example #20:

    (30)     a.     Ich kenne den Mann, der hier wohnt.
    I       know the man    who here lives
    'I know the man who lives here.'
Example #21:

    (33)     a.      *Er glaubt,    Susi (dass) das Geld      gestohlen hat.
    he believes S.      (that) the money stolen          has
    Intended: 'He thinks that Susi has stolen the money.'
Example #22:

    b.      *Sie denkt, den Wein (dass) er getrunken hat.
    she thinks the wine (that) he drunk            has
    Intended: 'She thinks that he has drunk the wine.'