language acquisition HW

language acquisition HW - Erin Marek LIN 306 5 See boy See...

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Erin Marek 10/16/2007 LIN 306 5. See boy push it See sock move it Pretty boat mommy sleep Pretty fan bye-bye melon More taxi bye-bye hot More melon A. Assume that these utterances are grammatical sentences in the children’s grammars. a. Write a minigrammar that would account for these sentences. VP → V N AdjP → Adj N NP → N V IntP → Interjection N b. Draw phrase structure trees for each utterance. See boy See sock Pretty boat Pretty fan More taxi More melon Push it Mommy sleep Bye-bye melon Bye-bye hot B. a. Mark with an asterisk any of the below NPs that are ungrammatical in the adult grammar of English. A coat My stool Poor Man *A celery That knee Little top *A Becky More coffee Dirty knee
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Erin Marek 10/16/2007 LIN 306 *A hands *More nut *That Adam My mummy *Two tinker-toy Big boot b. State the “violation” for each starred item. *A celery: the word celery by itself is plural and ‘a’ is a singular article *A Becky: proper nouns can’t be preceded by the article ‘a’
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