The Online Database of Interlinear Text


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Ananda Lima (2006). A Minimalist View on Differential Object Marking for Specificity.

URL: http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/grads/lima/DOM_MLS_2006.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 4030&langcode=nld (2019-01-19).


Example #1:

    (13)    a. Pak dat boekje maar.                                    (Dutch)
    take that book but
    `Go ahead and take that book.'
Example #2:

    b. ?*Pak maar dat boekje.
    take but that book
    `Go ahead and take that book.'
Example #3:

    c. Pak maar een boekje.
    take but a book
    `Go ahead and take a book.'
Example #4:

    d. *Pak een boekje maar.
    take a book but
    `Go ahead and take a book.'                       (Sportiche 1995, p. 261)
Example #5:

    (14)    dat ik deze boeken [zonder t in te kijken] aan Jan doorverkoop.
    that I these books [without in to look] to Jan sell
    That I sold these books to Jan without looking into (them). (Sportiche 1995, p.