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Syntacc category her can be a possessive of her or

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Unformatted text preview: e: •  I made her duck! •  I cooked waterfowl for her benefit (to eat) •  I cooked waterfowl belonging to her •  I created the (plaster?) waterfowl she owns •  I caused her to quickly lower her head or body •  I waved my magic wand and turned her into undifferen6ated waterfowl Dan Jurafsky Ambiguity is Pervasive •  I caused her to quickly lower her head or body •  Syntac<c category: “duck” can be a Noun or Verb •  I cooked waterfowl belonging to her. •  Syntac<c category: “her” can be a possessive (“of her”) or da6ve (“for her”) pronoun •  I made the (plaster) duck statue she owns •  Word Meaning : “make” can mean “create” or “cook” Dan Jurafsky Ambiguity is Pervasive •  Grammar: make can be: •  Transi<ve: (verb has a noun direct object) •  I cooked [waterfowl belonging to her] •  Ditransi<ve: (verb has 2 noun objects) •  I made [her] (into) [undifferen6ated waterfowl] •  Ac<on ­t...
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