Before doing this assignment, please read Chierchia and McConnell-Ginet (1990), Section 3, pp. 7-33. This will give you the theoretical background you need in order to construct the tests appropriately.Other important links:
In this assignment, you will be collecting data from a native speaker of German on implication relations. You will look at eight sentence pairs, which are supposed to have the following properties:
We have created 5 lists of 8 sentence pairs, and the list that you should investigate depends on the last digit of your Matrikelnr.
|If the last digit of your Matrikelnr is...||then you are in Group number...|
|0 or 1||1|
|2 or 3||2|
|4 or 5||3|
|6 or 7||4|
|8 or 9||5|
If you are in Group 3, then you will investigate sentence pairs U3, E3, P3, I3, RU3, RE3, RP3, and RI3. The sentence pairs are listed as part of the task description.Then, follow these steps:
As you are entering in your data, you will also be asked to interpret the results a little bit. For each sentence pair, you should say what type of inference it appears to be, given the data you collected. Information on how to interpret the results will be given in class, and the reading will also help you with this.
The online form must be submitted before class on the day that it is due.
Your grade will be based on:
Email Liz (Elizabeth.Coppock@phil.hhu.de) or the TAs (Eva.Nowack@hhu.de, Robin.Moellemann@hhu.de) if you have any questions.