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Carnie Chapter 1 p. 29 #2 Judgements a) Prescriptive b) Prescriptive c) Descriptive, both syntax and semantics d) Descriptive, syntax e) Prescriptive f) Prescriptive g) Descriptive, syntax h) Descriptive, semantics p. 31 Set 1 Anaphora Part 1 In these sentences, an anaphor can only get meaning if the antecedent is in the subject position of the sentence. The anaphor cannot be in subject position. So, my addition would be: An anaphor must agree in person, gender, number, and position with its antecedent. Part 2 In e & f, there’s no indicator of what the right anaphor is. That is because the antecedents in these sentences are broadly inclusive nouns. These sentences do not obey my revised generalization, since I claimed that the antecedent had to be in subject position, which is not the case. Furthermore, “everybody” and “nobody” are uncountable and genderless, which leads us to the problem that an anaphor must agree in person, number and gender. Only the
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course ENGLISH 329 taught by Professor Raimy during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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