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LING 20 Homework 6: Syntax Page 1 of 2 NAME SECTION Consider the hypothetical grammar and lexicon below. The parentheses surround an optional component of the sentence. Notice that categories B and C are themselves ‘complex’, or phrasal. Grammar (a set of generalizations about what syntactic formats are grammatical in the language; parentheses around a category mean that that category is optional): A string of words is grammatical if it has the form A (B) C , where expressions of category B have the form D E and expressions of category C have the form F G . A string of words is ungrammatical otherwise. Lexicon (a list of the words that go in each category—a ‘mental dictionary’): A = { , , Δ } D = { , , } E = { , , } F = { ® , , ƒ } G = { , % , Ω } For each of the following sentences, state whether the grammar above licenses it or does not
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Unformatted text preview: license it (circle ‘grammatical’ or ‘ungrammatical’ accordingly). (1) ⇔∑∠♣€ grammatical ungrammatical (2) ⇔ℵ◊ ƒ Ω grammatical ungrammatical (3) Δ⊕◊®€ grammatical ungrammatical (4) ⇔∑∝ grammatical ungrammatical (5) ⊕®€ grammatical ungrammatical (6) ⇔∉∝ ƒ Ω grammatical ungrammatical (7) ℵ∑◊® % grammatical ungrammatical (8) ℵ∠ ƒ grammatical ungrammatical (9) Δ⊕∠♣€ grammatical ungrammatical (10) ⇔®Ω grammatical ungrammatical LING 20 Homework 6: Syntax Page 2 of 2 (11) €⊕®◊Δ grammatical ungrammatical (12) ℵ®€ grammatical ungrammatical (13) ◊®ℵ∑ % grammatical ungrammatical (14) Suppose the sentence ⇔™€ is grammatical. What category does the word ™ belong to?...
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