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:

Hedberg, Nancy (1990). Discourse Pragmatics and Cleft Sentences in English, Chapter 4.

URL: http://www.sfu.ca/~hedberg/Chapter_4.pdf

(Last accessed 2005-03-29).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 942&langcode=deu (2020-08-11).


Example #1:

    (33)    a.     es war der Chef der diesen Wagen gekauft hat
    it was the boss who this car bought has
    `it was the boss who bought this car'.
Example #2:

    b.     das bin ich, den du dort am Rande siehst
    that am I, whom you there at edge see
    `that am I whom you see there at the edge.'
Example #3:

    b.      Ich bin es der immer die Rechnungen bezahlt
    I am it who always the bills        pays-3.sg.
    `I am it who always pays the bills'
Example #4:

    kaufen wollte
    to. buy wanted
    `J. says that it was this car that she wanted to buy.'