Linguistics 250, Assignment 4

On a Mac, when a grammar tool specifies use of the Alt key, use the Command key instead (the key with the stylized cloverleaf).

1. Please be prepared to present your solutions to the following exercises in class (see syllabus for date). You don't need to actually build the trees using the grammar tools mentioned in the exercises, but you should have a clear idea of (or at least reasonably clear questions about) what they look like.

2. Please submit a written version of your solution to the exercises and problems below.

As you'll see, the grammar tool for the chapter already assumes the analysis of noun phrases that is presented in Chapter 5 according to which noun phrases are projections of D(eterminer). In other words, noun phrases are accessible via the syntactic category D. Note that only categories discussed in this chapter (V, I, C) are associated with elementary trees with internal structure. The other categories are represented for the moment as maximal projections without internal structure; the single branch is to be understood as a dummy triangle.