MST Assignment 1 Results

Student ID

Comments

Points lost due to errors

Points gained to due inventive solutions

Points (capped at 5)

400308

Triple/tertiary projection from N', P" projects into P instead of P', P" has two heads (P and N)

2

0

3

349481

Internally-consistent hypothesis

0

0

5

331917

I see you have found Eisenbach's PHP tree drawer. Good. This means that you have a good grasp of converting bracket PSGs to trees. Error-wise, however one N" has a tertiary projection and one P" has two heads, a pariah, all but slain by its own mother at birth, it was reduced to a meager existence of scrounging for scraps in the slums amid the screams of terrified peasant women, until it found its way to a circus freak show, wherein its horrendous deformity is peddled for the enjoyment of scornful plebian crowds.

2

1 (for PSG conversion)

3

358083

The raw tree is OK, but you missed the instantiation and raising components proposed by Ross.

1

0

4

382009

Internally-consistent hypothesis

0

0

5

378350

V" projects into another V" without I" (not possible, unless an Inf" is used), raising partially shown, but no lowering marked, pro not marked.

3

0

2

383601

Internally-consistent hypothesis. I was impressed by your indication of nominative case marking. Good job.

0

1 (for marking nominative case transmission)

5

377941

One head P is marked as a D here; I will, however, consider it a mistake rather than an error and ignore it. Transmissions (raising, lowering, etc.) not marked. Overall, the three are internally-consistent.

1

0

4

389393

"Meet" is lexical and should not be raised (according to Ross), one N' has three projections (it is non-binary), one P' has two heads, an outcast of society, chased out of its native village by the local priest, it lingered in the nether places of the world, keeping the company of brigands and cutthroats, plotting its revenge upon the society that shunned it so terribly; it sought naught but acceptance, and yet the hierarchy of constituents has mercilessly denied it a right to pursue happiness; now, it wants to see the world burn.

3

0

2

K-9881

Raising was marked, lowering was not. A phrase and a bar (N') project from a noun phrase bar (a non-existent category), a determiner projects from a N' (in the N" interpretation, determiners are specifiers only, and, as such, cannot project from intermediate categories), the bottom-left noun-phrase bar (again, an odd category) has two heads, a creature of legend, possibly brought into existence by the foul dweomercraft of a necromancer, who stole the bodies of various phrases from a local grammar graveyard; the creature's existence causes it so much pain that it murdered its creator, grinding his bones into dust; it now lives out the remaining days of its existence in a state of endless torment, its screams echoing from the now dead necromancer's lair.

3

0

2