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# Homework_3 - 5 Susanna was utterly in love but Louis was...

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Homework 3 Ling 120 B—Moulton Due date: 14 October 2011 1 Possessors Draw a fully-labeled tree diagram for the following sentence. (No need to provide con- stituency tests.) ( 1 ) That that tall man’s brother’s jumpsuit looks stupid bothers me. 2 Coordination The following sentence more than one tree and more than one meaning. Draw each tree and identify its meaning by disambiguating the sentence. ( 2 ) These puce chairs and couches from the lounge stink. 3 PPs Consider the following data involving PPs (with the prepositions in, near, etc. ) ( 3 ) a. I lived almost in the forest. b. I lived very near the road. c. Hedy was utterly in love. d. Fred was right in the middle. ( 4 ) The house was almost in the street and in the creek. (Assume that this can mean that the house is both almost in the street and almost in the creek, but not entirely in either)

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Unformatted text preview: ( 5 ) Susanna was utterly in love but Louis was only partly so. ( 6 ) Louis was in love and at odds with his cousin. (Note that this can mean that Louis both loves his cousin and is at odds with her. Based on the above data, write a ‘suite’ of phrase structure rules for PPs. You’ll have to decide what part of speech the words right, utterly, very, almost are. Note, in addition, that you can’t get two of these guys in one PP (at least as far as I can tell, given the following sentences: 1 Moulton– 120 B–Fall 11 Homework 3 ( 7 ) a. *I live almost very near the road. b. *The house was right utterly in the road. c. *The man was very right in my way. Assume these are the correct grammaticality judgments.) 2...
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