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:

Harold Torrence (2005). Chapter 4.

URL: http://www.people.ku.edu/~torrence/academic/dissertation-files/torrence-dis-chapter-4-clefts.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3850&langcode=fra (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    (115) a. qui est-ce qui        a embrassť Jean                             bare wh
    who is-it that.agr has hugged jean                                subject
    "who is it that hugged Jean?"
Example #2:

    b. *quelle homme est-ce qui       a embrassť Jean                  which-wh
    which man     is-it  that.agr has hugged jean                  subject
    "which man hugged Jean?"
Example #3:

    c. quelle homme est-ce que Marie a embrassť                        which-wh
    which man       is-it  that marie has hugged                    object
    "which man is it that Marie hugged?"