Lab 3 (due 1/21)

Short instructions this time. Referring to the instructions for Lab 2, do an additional 6 phenomena. You do not have to stick to the list given if there are not 11 total phenomena that make sense for your language (or if there are other phenomena that you feel must be covered in a grammar for you language). Your write up (see below) should justify your choice of phenomena.

In addition, I may request revisions to your test suite from lab 2. Please try to include those revisions in lab 3.

Looking ahead: Next week, we'll be configuring starter grammars, building out the vocabularly, and running an initial test suite.


Here are links to the phenomena descriptions from last week.

  1. Basic word order
  2. Pronouns
  3. The rest of the NP
  4. Argument optionality
  5. Agreement
  6. Case
  7. Negation
  8. Main clause yes-no questions
  9. Imperatives
  10. Embedded clauses
  11. Modals
  12. Coordination
  13. Adjectives, or...
  14. Relative clauses

And the formatting instructions

Write up

Again, this write up will be relatively long. For each grammatical phenomenon in the list, you should describe what you discovered about your language. If you have any questions about any of them (that you haven't yet asked or even if you have), please include that as well. Indicate any places where you were uncertain about what the language actually does, and describe any assumptions you made in order to create test suite examples.

Finally, you should (in a paragraph or so each) explain why you chose not to do the phenomena you chose not to do.

In general, I prefer for the write-ups to be plain text. If you want to submit something with formatting, please create a pdf.

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