Assignment 1 - Instructions

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LIGN 120 – Ackerman Assignment 1 You have two data sets titled 1-29 and 1-61. Keep in mind what we have discussed this week concerning potential identification of morphemes, as well as the possibility that some morphemes may have more than shape (= allomorphs). For each problem create a mini-lexicon containing the basic root or, if necessary, the basic stem(s) of a lexeme as well as an inventory of all of the other markers/forms/morphemes that seem to be associated with morphosytactic properties. For each language specify the morphotactic sequences of markers/morphemes that you find. Remember that different languages may categorize tense, modality, number, as well as all other morphosyntactic property
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Unformatted text preview: dimensions very differently than they are categorized in familiar languages. Remember to systematically organize the data analysis. Go slowly and methodically: compare forms, make a tentative hypothesis and then check out what this hypothesis predicts about forms you have not yet analyzed. If your hypothesis is borne out, then continue with it, if not alter it to accommodate the new data as well as the data you previously analyzed and then repeat this hypothesis driven strategy until you succeed. For these assignments you can state your generalizations/solutions/descriptions in prose, i.e., you do not need to use any rule format. Have fun!...
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