Sample Quiz #5

 1.  Follow these steps to construct the tree structure for: This confusing book might win a literary prize.  Show all your steps.

a.  Project a DP from this.

b.  Project an NP from book.

c.   Project an AP from confusing

d.  Merge the AP in (c) to the NP projected in (b) by adjunction.

e.  Merge the NP created in (d) into the DP projected in (a).

f.  Project an IP from might.

g.  Project a VP from win.

h.  Project an NP from prize.

i.   Project an AP from literary.

j.   Merge the AP in (i)  to the to the NP projected in (h) by adjunction.

k.  Project a DP from a.

l.    Merge the NP created in (j) into the DP projected in (k).

m.   Merge the DP created in (l) into the VP projected in (i).

n.   Merge the DP created in (e) into the specifier position of the IP projected in (g).

o.   Merge the VP created in (m) into the complement position of the IP projected in (g).

2. Use projection and merger to construct the tree structure for: The critics will announce that this confusing book might win a literary prize.  (Use the tree you drew for (1) as part of your tree to answer this question.)

3. Use projection and merger to construct the tree structure for: I should talk to the frightened children. 

4.  Underline the parts of this sentence that illustrate recursion 

                        a.  created by multiple adjunction

        These ridiculous claims are confusing to their long-time, devoted followers.

b.  created by conjunction.

        The students and the teachers liked the film, but they didn’t want to see it again.

      c.  created by embedding.

                                 That man claimed that he knew who stole the money.