Japanese_LING M176B-HW2.Argument_Structure

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Kawanishi (ALC) Japanese 123/Linguistics 176B Homework #2 (Argument Structure) Due 4/6/09 I. For each predicate below, (i) decide whether the predicate is Stative or Eventive, (ii) indicate the type of argument structure based on the classification on page 84, (iii) make an example sentence showing the argument structure, (iv) give the English translation, and (v) write any comments on any of the predicates if you have. (a ) H E (i) Eventive (ii) Type ‘g’ (iii) The train gets crowded” a (iv) If m E is used, the meaning becomes Stative (‘the train is crowded’) a (a ) (a ) a m E d a <a >
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Unformatted text preview: > a a a m E a a a (a ) m E m E a (a ) (a ) a (a ) a (a ) a II. Use any published text (newspaper, magazine articles, blog etc.) If you are non-native speaker of Japanese, you can use any lessons from your textbook and reading materials (preferably 100A or above). Choose the first 5 predicates in a published text, and do the same analysis as in (I) above. You must first change the form into the basic form; i.e. if the predicate appears in , you must change m E d to a Attach a copy of the text you analyze with the ten predicates clearly circled. Write any comments....
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