Semantics 1, SoSe 2016 (Sailer)

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Assignment sheets

  • First assignments sheet:
Download the file: File:SoSe16-assignment-logic.pdf
Example solution

Mock exam

Mock exam: File:SoSe16-mockexam.pdf

Follow the link to an online version of the mock exam and example solutions.

Additional material for week 10

A syntactic fragment:

https://www.english-linguistics.de/syn1/30/

The login information can be found on the slides.


Basic combinatorics: Canonical examples

(the following exercises are adapted from the textbook material to [Chapter 5].

1. Sentence: Pat snored.
Logical form: snore(pat)
Which parts of the logical form are contributed by which word?

pat ¦ snore ¦ snore(pat)
Pat
snored

2. Sentence: Pat likes Chris.
Logical form: like(pat,chris)
Which parts of the logical form are contributed by which word?

pat ¦ chris ¦ like ¦ like(pat,chris)
Pat
likes
Chris

Your score is 0 / 0


Possible EX-CONT values

Given the following PARTS lists, what are possible EX-CONT values (if we do not assume other restrictions)

1. PARTS < pat, alex,like, like(__,__) >

Check your answer

like(pat,alex)
like(alex,pat)


2. PARTS < alex,snore, snore(__), ¬(__) >

Check your answer

¬(snore(alex))


3. PARTS < alex,alex,snore >

Check your answer

There is no possible EX-CONT value because the three elements on the PARTS list cannot be combined.


3. PARTS < alex,alex,snore, snore(__) >

Check your answer

snore(alex)

4. PARTS < alex,alex,snore, snore(__), __ ∧ __ >

Check your answer

snore(alex) ∧ snore(alex)

Additional material for week 9

A syntactic fragment:

https://www.english-linguistics.de/syn1/30/

The login information can be found on the slides.

Lexical entries as Attribute-Value Matrix

The following exercises are copied from the wiki page for exercises to chapter 3.

Provide the required information on the lexical properties of the underlined words in the following sentences.
Note:

  • Put a minus ("-") if a slot should not receive any filling
  • Use det, noun, prep or verb for the HEAD values.

1. Alex read a book yesterday.

PHON
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | HEAD
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | SUBJ < >
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | SPR < >
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | COMPS < >

2. Alex talked to a friend.

PHON
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | HEAD
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | SUBJ < >
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | SPR < >
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | COMPS < >

3. Pat liked this new documentary on African wild life.

PHON
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | HEAD
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | SUBJ < >
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | SPR < >
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | COMPS < >

4. Alex talked to a friend.

PHON
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | HEAD
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | SUBJ < >
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | SPR < >
SYNSEM | LOCAL | CAT | VAL | COMPS < >

Your score is 0 / 0


Feel free to send feedback on this exercise to Manfred Sailer.

Analysis of simple sentences

The following exercises are copied from the wiki page for exercises to chapter 3.

1. Indicate the missing values of the VAL and the HEAD features using tags ([1], ...) or "-" for empty lists.

Alex snored.
syntactic structure: Tree-AlexSnored.jpeg
Words:                                                                                                   Phrase:
Alex                                                             snored                                    S: Alex snored.
HEAD [4]noun                                  HEAD [5]verb                                    HEAD
SUBJ < >                                  SUBJ < >                                    SUBJ < >
SPR   < >                                  SPR < >                                     SPR < >
COMPS < >                              COMPS < >                               COMPS < >

Your score is 0 / 0


1. Indicate the missing values of the VAL and the HEAD features using tags ([1], ...) or "-" for empty lists.

Fido chased a mouse.
syntactic structure: Tree-FidoChasedAMouse.jpeg
Words:
Fido                                                             chased                                    a                                                              mouse
HEAD [8]noun                                  HEAD [9]verb                                    HEAD [10] det                                   HEAD [11] noun
SUBJ < >                                  SUBJ < >                                    SUBJ < >                                   SUBJ < >
SPR   < >                                  SPR < >                                     SPR < >                                     SPR < >
COMPS < >                              COMPS < >                               COMPS < >                                COMPS < >
Phrases:                                                                                                  
NP: a mouse                               VP: chased a mouse                                S: Fido chased a mouse.
HEAD                                      HEAD                                        HEAD                               
SUBJ < >                                  SUBJ < >                                    SUBJ < >
SPR   < >                                  SPR < >                                     SPR < >
COMPS < >                              COMPS < >                               COMPS < >

Your score is 0 / 0


1. Indicate the missing values of the VAL and the HEAD features using tags ([1], ...) or "-" for empty lists. Don't use spaces.

Pat gave Alex a ride.
syntactic structure: Tree-PatGaveAlexARide.jpeg
Words:
Pat                                                             gave                                         Alex                                                              a                                      ride
HEAD [9]noun                                  HEAD [10]verb                                   HEAD [11] noun                                HEAD [12] det                                HEAD [13] noun
SUBJ < >                                  SUBJ < >                                    SUBJ < >                                   SUBJ < >                                 SUBJ < >
SPR   < >                                  SPR < >                                     SPR < >                                     SPR < >                                   SPR < >
COMPS < >                              COMPS < >                        COMPS < >                                COMPS < >                            COMPS < >
Phrases:                                                                                                  
NP: a ride                               VP: gave Alex a ride                                S: Pat gave Alex a ride.
HEAD                                      HEAD                                        HEAD                               
SUBJ < >                                  SUBJ < >                                    SUBJ < >
SPR   < >                                  SPR < >                                     SPR < >
COMPS < >                              COMPS < >                               COMPS < >

Your score is 0 / 0


Feel free to send feedback on this exercise to Manfred Sailer.

Additional material for week 8

Additional material for week 8 can be found here.

Additional material for weeks 6 and 7

Additional material for weeks 6 and 7 can be found here.

Additional material for week 5

Additional material for week 5 can be found here.

Additional material for week 4

The material can be found on the page Semantics 1, SoSe 2016 (Sailer): Week 4


Additional material for week 3

The material for week 3 can be accessed here