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Homework 4 Ling 120 B—Moulton Due date: 21 October 2011 1 Writing Lexical Entries 1 . 1 Part 1 Using the data below, write lexical entries for the following verbs: know, fnd out, think, say, wonder, ask, decide, promise, persuade, decide, try, want (i.e. what are the c-selection properties of each verb). Your entries should account for the database below, but do not have to account for other environments in which the verbs can occur! Also, you do not need to write down the theta roles. Remember that lexical items can have multiple c-selection frames, and how this is notated (by curly brackets). ( 1 ) a. Michael knows that Sarah is a genius b. John found out that wild mushrooms are edible ( 2 ) a. Michael thinks that Sarah is a genius b. John says that wild mushrooms are edible ( 3 ) a. Michael knows whether Bob is a genius b. John found out whether mushrooms are edible ( 4 ) a. *Michael thinks whether Bob is a genius b. *John says whether mushrooms are edible ( 5 ) a. *Michael wonders that Sarah is a genius b. *John asked that wild mushrooms are edible
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