16.pinker_syntax_questions - What is the importance of...

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Syntax 1. What are the natural tricks behind human language ability? 2. What is the import of sentences like Colorless green ideas sleep furiously ? 3. What is the problem with finite state grammars? 4. What does it mean to say that a sentence is not a chain, but a tree? 5. What are some of the phrase structure rules of English? 6.
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Unformatted text preview: What is the importance of sentences with double meanings? 7. How is a phrase composed? 8. What are the super-rules of phrase structure? 9. What is a syntactic parameter? 10. According to Chomsky, what is innate and what must be learned in syntax? 11. What else is necessary for a grammar to generate actual phrases?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course PSYC 532 taught by Professor Shultz during the Fall '10 term at McGill.

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