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Unformatted text preview: subject direct object adjuncts (optional circumstantial complements) 4. Thematic roles: identify the thematic roles of the following participants. a) mother b) cookies c) sister d) house e) car f) Peter g) he h) (on the) trampoline i) children B. 1. Draw one phrase structure tree for each of the following sentences (indicate the interpretation you have drawn if the sentence is ambiguous * HINT: #2 & 3 ). *if you do not have an intuition regarding how 2 and 3 are ambiguous, please ask a native English speaker i) My mother bought a new car. ii) Peter drew a picture of me in the garden. iii) The large cat stole the mouse that the small cat had caught last week. 2. Draw two trees that reflect the different interpretations of the following ambiguous sentence. Mary rode an antique car from Pennsylvania. i) “Mary’s starting point was Pennsylvania” ii) “the antique car was made in Pennsylvania”...
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course LIN 200 taught by Professor Nagy during the Summer '08 term at University of Toronto.
- Summer '08