The Online Database of Interlinear Text


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Heidi Britton Harley (1995). Subjects, Events and Licensing.

URL: http://dingo.sbs.arizona.edu/~hharley/PDFs/HarleyThesis.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 3683&langcode=isl (2021-12-03).


Example #1:

    b) Sjúklinganna var vitja
    the patients-G.pl.m was-dflt visited-supine           (Andrews (1990))
    "The patients were visited"
Example #2:

    16.     a) Strákarnir komust allir í skóla
    the boys-N got all-Nplm to school
    "All the boys got to school"
Example #3:

    b) Strákunum leiddist öllum í skola
    the boys-D bored all-Dplm in school
    "All the boys were bored in school"
Example #4:

    b) Strákarnir vonast til a PRO leiast ekki öllum í skóla
    the boys-N hope for to (D) bore not all-Dplm in school
    "All the boys hope to not be bored in school"
Example #5:

    7.      a)       Ég taldi       Calvini         líka    verkiD
    I believe      Calvin-D        to-like work-N
    "I believe Calvin to like work
Example #6:

    b)       *Eg taldi        líka CalviniverkiD
    I believe        to like Calvin-D   work-N
    I believe to like Calvin work.
Example #7:

    19.     a) María lofaDi [aD lesa ekki bókina]
    Mary promised to read not the book
    "Mary promised to not read the book."
Example #8:

    20.     a) *Ég taldi [Maríu lesa ekki bókina]
    I believed Mary read not the book
    "I believed Mary to not have read the book"
Example #9:

    b) Ég taldi [Maríu ekki lesa bókina]
    I believed [Mary not read the book]               (ECM)
    "I believed Mary to not have read the book"
Example #10:

    21.     a) *Maria virtist [lesa ekki bókina]
    Mary seemed read not the book
    "Mary seemed to not read the book"
Example #11:

    b) María virtist [ekki lesa bókina]
    Mary seemed not read the book.                    (Raising)
    "Mary seemed to not read the book"
Example #12:

    22.     María lofaDi [aD lesa bókina ekki]
    Mary promised to read the book not
    "Mary promised to not read the book."