Syntax - S - V - O • 75% of the world�s languages...

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Syntax: The Ordering of Words and Phrases concerned with how we use rules about word order to form sentences also concerned with how we are able to determine if a particular sentence we read or hear  is grammatical and logical How sentences are formed: Phrase Structure parsing: the process of assigning words to particular syntactic categories My dog ate burritos.
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Unformatted text preview: S - V - O • 75% of the world�s languages use S-V-O word order • exceptions: Japanese S-O-V, Welsh & Arabic V-S-O • • Chomsky�s Transformational Grammar • surface structure: actual words you hear or read • deep structure: underlying meaning • Problems with phrase structure grammar alone: • ambiguous sentences...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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