Conference 7 Answers

Conference 7 Answers - LING201 I Categories For the following sentences give the category for the words in bold and give an argument using

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L ING 201 I. Categories : For the following sentences, give the category for the words in bold and give an argument using inflection and an argument using distribution to support your answer. 1. The convicts will be hammering on the wall. a. convicts = N i. inflection: plural inflection ( -s ) ii. distribution: follows a Det ( the ) b. hammering = V i. inflection: progressive -ing ii. distribution: follows Aux (or two Aux’s??) 2. Many bigger hammers are much heavier . a. bigger = A i. inflection: has comparative morphology ii. distribution: appears between Det ( many ) and N ( hammers ) b. hammers = N i. inflection: plural inflection ( -s ) ii. distribution: after Det ( many ) and A ( bigger ) c. heavier = A i. inflection: comparative morphology ii. distribution: after degree word (adverb) much II. Constituency tests : The following tree is ambiguous. Give both a substitution test and a passive test that show the two different meanings and structures. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course LING LING 201 taught by Professor Tanyaslavin during the Fall '10 term at McGill.

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Conference 7 Answers - LING201 I Categories For the following sentences give the category for the words in bold and give an argument using

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