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Unformatted text preview: What features of Language structure MUST Universal Grammar account for: Word Order Different orders can make a difference in meaning Man bit dog v dog bit man Hierarchical structure The butcher has smoked ham 2 different meanings without changing the word order Old men and women Also 2 meanings Old men, and women Grammatical categories John eats fish v. John eats fresh fish/the fish All possibilities are Noun Phrases John eats slowly v. slowly and carefully Adverb Phrase Prhrase Structure Trees Determiners: articles and such The noun phrase doesn't have to have more than one word: lizard v. the lizard Verb phrase DOES have more than one word: eat flies, ate the fly… Some more trees--adding to VP The lizard lounged peacefully...
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2008 for the course LING 1 taught by Professor Schuh during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08