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ling_hw_5 - Linguistic HW 5 Zhe Chen Discussion 1Q 11. a)...

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Linguistic HW 5 Zhe Chen Discussion 1Q 11. a) Martha found a lovely pillow for the couch. 1. Movement: A lovely pillow, Martha found for the couch. 2. Stand-alone test: Q: What did Martha find? A: A lovely pillow. 3. Pronoun replacement test: Martha found a lovely pillow for the couch, and Tom found it, too. All three tests yield grammatical sentences. Thus, a lovely pillow is a constituent. b) The light in this room is terrible. 1. Movement: *Light in this room, the, is terrible. 2. Stand-alone test: Q: What is terrible? A: *Light in this room. 3. Pronoun replacement test: *The light in this room is terrible, and the it is terrible too. All three tests yield grammatical sentences. Thus, light in this room is not a constituent. c) I wonder if Bonnie has finished packing her books. 1. Movement: If Bonnie has finished packing her books, I wonder. 2. Stand-alone test: Q: What do I wonder? A: If Bonnie has finished packing her books. 3. Pronoun replacement test: *I wonder if Bonnie has finished packing her books, and Ann wonders
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