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One explanation is all of the words in the mnemonic are adjectives, then this would be adjective phrases and certainly not a clause. But my first instinct was to interpret this as the following: The words "lefty" and "righty" are diminutive nouns; The words "loosey" and "tighty" are adjectives; Since English usually ...


I like that book. In the DP theory, the determinative "that" is head and the noun is the dependent. The demonstrative determinative "that" is just as much a determiner here as "the" is, so there is no structural difference between the book and that book; they are both NPs. There are a couple of facts to support the NP analysis. ...


First, a note: this isn't the only possible way to answer the question. You can also argue for it being an NP with special restrictions that mean it can only combine with the null determiner. There are also some theories which don't use DPs at all, just different flavors of NPs with different restrictions. But to me, that adds extra complexity and headaches ...


Colloquial German has the combination of article and proper noun like "the Mary" in the southern part of Germany, for a geographical distribution of the feature see this map with explanations in German. There is a second map for article+surname with a similar geographical distribution.


Yes, garden path sentence is exactly the term for syntactic ambiguity while processing on-line.


Well Nicholas, depending on your point of view, you were either very lucky or unlucky to choose the word classification. I am confused between the two because for the second one, classific isn't a word. You're right, it isn't. Here's how I would break down classification: class-ify-[c]ation root-suffix-suffix You see, although the final suffix is -ation,...

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