Linguistics 250, Assignment 5

In the grammar tool for this assignment (and probably later ones as well), if you try to adjoin some XP at an X' of the same category (say, an AdvP at Adv'), the result is completely wrong. I have not been able to fix this bug.

If necessary, the workaround is to give the adjunct phrase some other provisional category. For instance, you could represent an adverb like before as if it were a pronoun (that is, of category D). Adjoin the adjunct where it belongs. That way you will have the right structure. Then use the magnifying glass and the Alt key (or Command key on a Mac) to change the category of the adjunct's spine (here, from D to Adv).

1. Please be prepared to present your solutions to the following exercises in class (see syllabus for date). You don't need to submit written work for this part of the assignment, but you should be prepared to draw trees on the board. It's fine to build the trees with the grammar tool for the exercises and copy them from your notes.

2. Please submit a written version of your solution to the exercises below. Rather than providing full structures, you can provide smaller chunks, as long as you indicate explicitly how they go together.