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:

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=isl (2021-12-03).


Example #1:

    (10)    a. Hann las bćkurnar ekki.                     (Icelandic)
    he    read books-the not
    `He didn't read the books.'
Example #2:

    b. *Ég las bók ekki.
    I read book not
    `I didn't read a book.'
Example #3:

    c. Ég las ekki bók.
    I read not book
    `I didn't read a book.' (Diesing and Jelinek 1995, p. 150)