SYNTAX 4 - 2 If there are only two levels of PS lexical and phrasal what do we do about the following Review Each lexical category projects to its

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1 2 3 Review: Each lexical category projects to its phrasal category Categories merge to form a higher-level category: S NP VP DET N V NP DET N THE GIRL DEFEATED THE BOY 4 The girl defeated the boy on the beach this afternoon If there are only two levels of PS, lexical and phrasal, what do we do about the following?: S NP VP defeated the boy on the beach this afternoon V NP NP PP The girl 5 Not only are lexical and phrasal categories necessary, but intermediate categories (between lexical and phrasal categories) are also required: S NP VP V NP The girl defeated the boy 6 S NP V’ V NP The girl defeated the boy VP PP P NP on the beach
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2 7 S NP V NP The girl defeated the boy PP P NP on the beach VP V’ V’ NP DET N this afternoon 8 Headedness , or head of phrase . The notion head embodies the insight that the head node shares some fundamental properties with the phrasal node containing it.
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course MUSI 109 taught by Professor Chan during the Spring '10 term at Miramar College.

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SYNTAX 4 - 2 If there are only two levels of PS lexical and phrasal what do we do about the following Review Each lexical category projects to its

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