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Writing Assignment #4: Pinker, Chapter 4, "How Language Works," and Evans, Chapter 3, "Are There Language Universals?" Answer theses nine questions correctly. Chapter 4 1. At the top of page 79, Pinker provides some examples of ungrammatical sentences, and at the bottom, he quotes Chomsky’s famous sentence, “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.” What point is pinker trying to make with these examples? 2. On page 81 and following, Pinker describes a model of the way language works called a “word chain device.” a. How does the word chain device operate? b. What are the problems with the word chain device? Why can’t it be used as a model that illustrates the way that sentences and phrases are formed? 3. Pinker uses the following rule to describe the structure of verb phrase in English: VP⇒ VP NP (page 91) Read Pinker’s description of Japanese syntax (page 103, bottom). Can the rule used to describe verb phrases in English also be used to describe the structure of Japanese verb phrases? Why or why not? If not, write the rule that accurately describes the structure of Japanese verb phrases. 4. What are principles and parameters (page 103-104)? 5. Why are the sentences with stars such as “Melvin dined the pizza on page 105 ungrammatical”? 6. What is the difference between deep structure and surface structure (page 114-115)? 7. Evans, author of “Are There Language Universals,” tries to refute Chomsky with evidence from the sound systems of various languages (page 70-71). Summarize the evidence he presents, and explain how it supports his case. 8. Evans tries to refuse Chomsky with evidence from the syntactic categories and morphologies of various languages (page 71-74). Summarize the evidence he presents, and explain how it supports his case. 9. Evans tries to refute Chomsky with evidence from the syntax of various languages (page 74-77). Summarize the evidence he presents, and explain how it supports his case.
Writing Assignment #4: Pinker, Chapter 4, "How Language Works," and Evans, Chapter 3, "Are There Language Universals?" Answer theses nine questions correctly. Chapter 4 1. At the top of page 79, Pinker provides some examples of ungrammatical sentences, and at the bottom, he quotes Chomsky’s famous sentence, “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
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