Syntax is phrase structure rules governed. Discuss.

Did the student like syntax?

Steps

→The student like syntax.

  1. NP + Pred P
  2. Det + N + Pred P
  3. Det + N + Pred P
  4. Det + N + Aux + VP
  5. Det + N + Aux + V + NP
  6. Det + N + Aux + V + N

The above six stages are called initial phase of derivation

  1. Lexical insertion.

Det + students + aux + like + syntax.

  1. Specify determiner.

The + students + Aux + like + syntax

  1. Specifying Auxiliary.

The + Student + past + like + syntax

  1. Auxiliary move towards the beginning of the sentence.

Past + the + student + like + syntax.

  1. ‘Do’ is going to specify the auxiliary and then carries the question.

Past + do + the + student + like + syntax.

  1. Affix shift.

Do + past + the + student + like + syntax.

  1. Surface structure shows an affix transformation has completed.

Did the student like syntax.

  1. Surface structure to show that phonology has taken place to make interrogative sentence.

Did the student like syntax?

Generally, every language is governed by rules of grammar, punctuation, usage, syntax, context, and audience.

 

DONE BY;

NO. LINGUIST.
1. MMELO, Philipo.
2. NYAIRO, Fanuel, J.
3. MABADA, Jane
4. MAGOGO, Daniel. T.
5. MIZENGO, Scholastica
6. MPELGWA, Aron
7. MLIGO, Aulerian
8. PHILBERT, Liberatus
9. NG’ANDU, Enica
10. ATUPELYE, Richard
11. GREYSON, Naomi
12. OMARI, Rajabu
13. MSEMWA, Yolanda

The University of Dodoma.

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