Feb13syntax - Today Phrase Structure NP VP PP FIRST EXAM Monday Feb 25 Exam will be open book and similar to homework problems What do you see What

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Today Phrase Structure: NP, VP, PP FIRST EXAM: Monday, Feb. 25. Exam will be open book and similar to homework problems.
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What do you see?
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What do you see?
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Your brain’s job: to receive data from the world. to interpret the data: organize it into some coherent structure.
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Ambiguous Data (2 possible structures) sleepy men and boys the old women’s shoes You can enjoy a gourmet meal in your sweat pants.
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Exercise 11 j. The happy lions love to chase pigeons. k. Their love of pigeons is greater than my love of peanut butter.
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Verb vs. Noun: How do you know? j. The happy lions love to chase pigeons. verb k. Their love of pigeons is greater than my love of peanut butter. noun
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Your brain interprets grammatical data according to the grammatical structure of your language.
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Possible Subjects The boy A boy The skunk A skunk The large boy The large skunk The boy across the hall
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1) Every sentence must have a subject
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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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Feb13syntax - Today Phrase Structure NP VP PP FIRST EXAM Monday Feb 25 Exam will be open book and similar to homework problems What do you see What

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