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Score: _____ out of 9 (= 27 points ÷ 3) LINGUISTICS 1: ASSIGNMENT 4 Name: KEY TA: Section: 1. (2 points) Each of the figures below is a wave form of one of the following sentences. The sentences were spoken as they would be in casual conversation in American English. The arrow may mar it. The echo may mar it. The arrow might mar it. The echo might mar it. The arrow may make it. The echo may make it. The arrow might make it. The echo might make it. Below each figure, identify the sentence which the figure is a wave form of. Wave form a Sentence: The arrow may make it. Wave form b Sentence: The echo might mar it. 2. (2 points) A group of computer scien- tists are working on a program that will take spoken language as input and pro- duce printed output. They read the top passage on the right, and the computer gave the bottom passage as output. State TWO KINDS OF PROBLEMS that their sys- tem confronted. Spoken input : Hoarse thieves may cough if you pat your pocket. If you were to pinch your ear, or if you wrote your name, they might have a wait. Written output : Horse thieves make off if you patch your pocket. If you were to pinch your rear, or if you roach or name, they might halve a weight. • Distinguishing homonyms (hoarse vs. horse, have vs. halve, wait vs. weight). • Processing oronyms , i.e. word breaks (may cough vs. make off, your ear vs. your rear, or any word breaks, for that matter).
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