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Table 1

Sample stimuli from Experiment 1

  • Short wh-movement, particle/adverb in main clause

  • Wer berichtete ihr denn/damals, dass die Einbrecher gefasst wurden?

  • who told her DENN/back.then that the burglars caught were

  • ’Who told her DENN/back then that the burglars were caught?’

 
  • Short wh-movement, particle/adverb in dependent clause

  • Wer berichtete ihr, dass die Einbrecher denn/damals gefasst wurden?

  • who told her that the burglars DENN/back.then caught were

  • ’Who told her that the burglars were caught DENN/back then?’

 
  • Long wh-movement, particle/adverb in main clause

  • Wen vermutete er denn/damals, dass die Polizei festgenommen hat?

  • who.ACC suspected he DENN/back.then that the police arrested has

  • ’Who did he suspect DENN/back then that the police arrested?’

 
  • Long wh-movement, particle/adverb in dependent clause

  • Wen vermutete er, dass die Polizei denn/damals festgenommen hat?

  • who.ACC suspected he that the police DENN/back.then arrested has

  • ’Who did he suspect that the police arrested DENN/back then?’

 
  • Short wh-movement, particle/adverb in main clause

  • Wer berichtete ihr denn/damals, dass die Einbrecher gefasst wurden?

  • who told her DENN/back.then that the burglars caught were

  • ’Who told her DENN/back then that the burglars were caught?’

 
  • Short wh-movement, particle/adverb in dependent clause

  • Wer berichtete ihr, dass die Einbrecher denn/damals gefasst wurden?

  • who told her that the burglars DENN/back.then caught were

  • ’Who told her that the burglars were caught DENN/back then?’

 
  • Long wh-movement, particle/adverb in main clause

  • Wen vermutete er denn/damals, dass die Polizei festgenommen hat?

  • who.ACC suspected he DENN/back.then that the police arrested has

  • ’Who did he suspect DENN/back then that the police arrested?’

 
  • Long wh-movement, particle/adverb in dependent clause

  • Wen vermutete er, dass die Polizei denn/damals festgenommen hat?

  • who.ACC suspected he that the police DENN/back.then arrested has

  • ’Who did he suspect that the police arrested DENN/back then?’

 
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