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Unformatted text preview: CAS LX 522 Syntax I FALL 2005 MIDTERM—KEY 50 points total, the number of points for each part is indicated a number in brackets. 1.  Fill in the missing labels for the nodes in the tree below. Where a node is the maximal projection of a lexical item, indicate it with the standard “X-bar” notation (e.g., NP for the maximal projection of a noun, v ʹ for an intermediate projection of v ). The sentence is Cyrano secretly mailed bundles of paper to Roxane . I have indicated the category feature of each lexical item. The arrow is for use in question 4. TP 3 NP T ʹ Cyrano 3 T v P rp AdvP v P secretly rp <NP> v ʹ qp V+ v VP mail rp NP V ʹ 3 rp N PP <V> PP bundles 3 3 P NP P NP of paper to Roxane 2.  In the sentence for which the structure is given above: a. Is mail bundles a constituent? No b. Is bundles of paper to Roxane a constituent? Yes c. Is secretly mail a constituent? No d. What is the specifier of V? NP ( bundles of paper ) [Note: “specifier of V” means the same thing as “specifier of VP”] e. What is the complement of v ? VP f. Are T and secretly sisters? No 3.  Circle one: The verb shown in the structure above is ditransitive / transitive / unergative / unaccusative 4.  Circle every node in the tree above c-commanded by the node designated by the arrow. 5.  Name the θ-role that [ to Roxane ] has: Goal 6. Suppose we start building a structure for a sentence, and at a certain stage we wind up with a v P as shown (abstractly) below. v P qp v P PP qu 3 NP 1 v ʹ P NP 5 qu V+ v VP 3 <V> NP 2 3 NP 3 PP 3 P NP 4 a.  Name the θ-role that the NP 2 will have. Theme b.  If NP 4 were an anaphor, which NPs could serve as its antecedent?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course BICD BICD 110 taught by Professor Zao during the Winter '09 term at UCSD.
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