Exercise 5, Grammar Development

Pronouns

Expand your grammar to include pronouns. The following sentences shoud work:

In class, we agreed on the following f-structure for possessive pronouns (here the example is for I):

SPEC [POSS [PRED 'I', NUM sg, PERS 1, PRON-TYPE poss]]

NB: Whenever you have to build a new phenomenon into your grammar and you are not sure how to analyze it, a good strategy is to look at the big ParGram grammars available via the INESS XLE Webinterface for guidance.

Lexicon Entries and the XLE Lookup Model

Add lexical entries to your grammar that are ambiguous with respect to parts of speech. The following sentences should work:

Punctuation

You can also start adding punctuation to your grammar. Here are sample lexical entries. You will need to add them to appropriate places in the c-structure rules.

.  PERIOD  * (^ STMT-TYPE) = declarative.

,  COMMA * . 

!  EXCL * (^ STMT-TYPE) = exclamation. 

?  QM * (^ STMT-TYPE) = interrogative. 

The following sentence should work:

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