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lx522f09-midtermF05-key - CAS LX 522 Syntax I FALL 2005...

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Unformatted text preview: CAS LX 522 Syntax I FALL 2005 MIDTERMKEY 50 points total, the number of points for each part is indicated a number in brackets. 1. [8] 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 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 Cyrano 3 T v P rp AdvP v P secretly rp <NP> v qp V+ v VP mail rp NP V 3 rp N PP <V> PP bundles 3 3 P NP P NP of paper to Roxane 2. [6] 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. [2] Circle one: The verb shown in the structure above is ditransitive / transitive / unergative / unaccusative 4. [2] Circle every node in the tree above c-commanded by the node designated by the arrow. 5. [3] Name the -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 P NP 5 qu V+ v VP 3 <V> NP 2 3 NP 3 PP 3 P NP 4 a. [3] Name the -role that the NP 2 will have. Theme b. [2] If NP 4 were an anaphor, which NPs could serve as its antecedent?...
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