feb11syntax - Today Syntax What you know when you know a...

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Today Syntax
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What you know when you know a language You know rules for combining morphemes into words ( morphology ). You know rules for combining words into phrases and phrases into sentences ( syntax ).
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The language faculty: when something goes wrong Aphasia: Language impairment due to damage in particular areas of the brain
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Patient with damage to Broca’s area of brain Could read: Could not read: witch which hour our eye I wood would Why???????
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Jabberwocky (Lewis Carroll) Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe. All mimsy were the borogoves And the mome raths outgrabe.
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The slithy toves gimbled in the wabe . adjective noun verb noun Can you make new sentences using the words in color?
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The very slithy toves are always gimbling all over the wabe. Have the toves always been slithy? Do the slithy toves ever gimble outside the wabe?
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Actor Nicol Williamson: The mome rath isn’t born that could outgrabe me!
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Most of the words in Jabberwocky are not real words of English. But we still know a lot about the
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course LIN 101 taught by Professor Broslow during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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