I want to bring forth some examples of the garden path model in German and am reading the Wikipedia page but get stuck on the examples, for example,
Welche Politikerin hat die Minister getroffen?
If I am not wrong, it means "Which politician did the ministers meet?". It seems that in English the sentence is alright with no any ambiguity.
Could anyone please explain it a bit to me? Thanks.
A garden path sentence, such as “The old man the boat” (meaning “Old people are the crew of the boat”), is a grammatically correct sentence that starts in such a way that a reader’s most likely interpretation will be incorrect; the reader is lured into a parse that turns out to be a dead end or yields a clearly unintended meaning. (Wikipedia: Garden path sentence)
In German it is called Holzwegeffekt, see Wikipedia: Holzwegeffekt