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Introduction to Linguistics Homework Exercise 9 Prepare for tutorial for the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 3 1. The following sentence is structurally ambiguous. Identify the different possible meanings of
this sentence by means of unambiguous paraphrases. Also draw the phrase structure tree for
this sentence that corresponds to each of its two different meanings. Doris met my sister in Montreal 2. The following data are from Swati. Write a single set of phrase structure rules to account for the
sentence and phrase patterns that are observed in these data. Also draw phrase structure trees for the Swati sentences in (i-iii). i) inja iyahamba The dog is leaving
dog leave (present) ii) Sipho ushaya inja Sipho is hitting the dog
Sipho hit (present) dog iii) umfana unika umlirni imali The boy is giving the farmer the money
boy gives (present) farmer money 3. The following data are from Turkish. Write a single set of phrase structure rules to account for the
sentence and phrase patterns that are observed in these data. Also draw phrase structure trees for
the Turksh sentences in (i-iii). i) kiz Halil gordu The girl saw Halil
ii) Hitay jeni kitabi okudu Hitay read the new. book new book read iii) kiz adami lokanta da gordu The girl saw the man in the restaurant
girl man restaurant in saw ...
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- Fall '08