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1 L INGUISTICS 1, Q UIZ #2 1. WHY WORD CHAINS FAIL 2. SHOWING MEANINGS WITH TREES I 3. SHOWING MEANINGS WITH TREES II 4. PHRASE STRUCTURE GRAMMAR I 5. PHRASE STRUCTURE GRAMMAR II 6. GRAMMATICALITY VS. MEANINGFULNESS 7. RECURSION 8. TYPES OF WORD ORDER 9. WORD ORDER AND "HEAD" POSITION 10. FREE WORD ORDER THE FEEDBACK WILL BECOME AVAILABLE AFTER THE QUIZ CLOSES ON WEDNESDAY. 1. WHY WORD CHAINS FAIL The Quiz website has a Word Chain Grammar “movies” that can make sentences of English. The the movie makes the following three diagrams: PLAY 1 illustrates how the grammar can produce a grammatical sentence of English. PLAY 2 illustrates how the grammar PREVENTS production an UNgrammatical sentence of English.
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Linguistics 1, Quiz 2 2 PLAY 3 illustrates how the grammar FAILS TO PREVENT production of an UNgrammatical sentence of English. How does the example under PLAY 3 illustrate a fundamental failing of a word chain grammar as a model for accounting for sentences in natural human languages? a. A word chain grammar does not designate phrases such as NP, VP, PP, etc. b. A word chain grammar does not designate grammatical categories such as Noun, Verb, Preposition, etc. c. A word chain grammar chooses the next word of a sentence on the basis of the immediately preceding word. d. A word chain grammar could not produce sentences that are ambiguous. e. A word chain grammar could not select the correctly conjugated verb. 2. SHOWING MEANINGS WITH TREES I The string of words I have smuggled tea from China. is (at least) four ways ambiguous.
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course LING 1 taught by Professor Schuh during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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