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HDP 120 – DUE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010 1. Watch the YouTube video titled “Justin’s story about spiders!” at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAQjuy4MVL0 Identify one example of Justin using each of the following syntactic structures in parts (a) – (e). a) coordination b) complement clause (pg. 237, not described in lecture) c) relative clause (the one example blends into the next sentence) d) temporal construction e) causal construction f) What morphological error is Justin still producing with some of his verbs? 2. According to Talmy, and studied extensively by Slobin, languages tend to describe motion events in one of two ways. a) What kind of language is English? b) What kind of language is Turkish? The following pictures were used in an experiment (Papafragou et al., 2002) in which participants looked at series of pictures depicting motion events and chose a match in which the actor was “doing the same thing”. The sample below (i) could be described in English as “running up the stairs”. (i, sample) (ii, variant) (iii, variant) c) Based on the hypothesis of “linguistic relativity” would we expect English speakers to group variant (ii) or (iii) with the sample action in (i)? d) Which variant, (ii) or (iii), would we expect Turkish speakers to group with the sample action
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