Semantics 1, SoSe 2014: Wiki-based term papers

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The following pages link to material created by students in partial fulfillment of the course requirements for the class Semantics 1, summer term 2014, Frankfurt.


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Syntatic Tree Structure

Why do we need syntactic trees?

Constructing syntacic trees can be rather tricky at the beginning of your linguistic studies. Nonetheless, it is important to understand the structure and apply this knowledge to various sentences by yourself. In order to do so, we have created an introductory video. Enjoy!


Video

Excercises

Task 1







  

1

-Lord Voldemord- is

a noun.
a verb.
a preposition.
a determiner.

2

-muttered- is

a noun.
a verb.
a preposition.
a determiner.

3

-to- is

a noun.
a verb.
a preposition.
a determiner.

4

-astonishment- is

a noun.
a verb.
a preposition.
a determiner.

5

-dungeon- is

a noun.
a verb.
a preposition.
a determiner.

6

-jerking- is

a noun.
a verb.
a preposition.
a determiner.


Task 2

Quidditch is a famous sport in the wizard world.







  

1

Name a prepositional phrase

2

Name a noun phrase

3

Name a adjective phrase


Dobby the house elf is Harry Potter's friend.







  

1

Name a verb phrase

2

Name a noun phrase


Task 3







  

1

Which of the following sentences are grammatically correct?

Harry is wizard.
Harry lives at Hogwarts.
Quidditch is played in the wizard world.
The Chamber of Secrets opened Dumbledore.
Harry dreams at Voldemort.
Hermione and Ron are Harry's friends.
Ron loves Hermione.
Hufflepuff are Griffindor and houses Hogwarts.

2

Why is the following sentence grammatically incorrect? What is the mistake: "missing preposition", "wrong preposition", "wrong word order", "missing determiner"?

Snape lives dungeon.

Harry wizard is.

Dark is corridor.

The Weasley family does not live in Hogwarts.

Chamber of secrets was opened from Tom Riddle.


Further Links

Wikipedia entry on syntacic categories