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Table 5

Sample stimuli from Experiment 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Was vermutete er damals/denn, wen die Polizei festgenommen hat?

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

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

 
Partial wh-movement, particle/adverb in embedded clause Was vermutete er, wen die Polizei damals/denn festgenommen hat? what suspected he who.ACC the police back.then/DENN arrested has ’Who did he suspect that the police arrested back then/DENN?’ 
  • Short wh-movement, particle/adverb in main clause

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Was vermutete er damals/denn, wen die Polizei festgenommen hat?

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

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

 
Partial wh-movement, particle/adverb in embedded clause Was vermutete er, wen die Polizei damals/denn festgenommen hat? what suspected he who.ACC the police back.then/DENN arrested has ’Who did he suspect that the police arrested back then/DENN?’ 
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