THEORY: OT Syntax (Was: Re: THEORY: phonemes and Optimality Theorytutorial)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 16, 2000, 0:48|
jesse stephen bangs wrote:
> Where in this analysis does the "did" come from, since there is none in
> the declarative form "Mary saw a man"?
"Did see" is the underlying form of "saw", maybe? Or that "did see" and
"saw" are variants of each other, and in question form, only "did see"
> Learnable by who/what?
That's what I wondered. Any theory, I should think, is learnable.
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