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Mlu Syntax

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Linguistics
School
Lehman College
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Syntactic Analysis
Mean Length of Utterances
Utterance
Number
Child’s Utterance
Number of Morphemes
Type of Morphemes
1
The boy is jumping
5
Article, noun, uncontractible copula, verb, present
progressive
2
I went to school
4
Pronoun, irregular past tense, preposition, noun
3
He likes me
3
Pronoun, regular 3
rd
person singular present tense,
pronoun
4
I don’t like to eat blueberries
8
Pronoun, contractible copula (2 morphemes), verb
(3), noun (2 morphemes)
5
I’m afraid of the dark
6
Contractible copula (2 morphemes), adjective,
preposition, article, noun
6
Say goodbye
3
Verb, noun (2 morphemes)
7
I’m a painter and my father is a baker
11
Contractible copula, article, noun, derivational,
conjunction, pronoun, noun, verb, article, noun,
derivational
8
She hates her teacher
6
Pronoun, verb (2), pronoun, noun, derivational
9
I have three dogs
5
Pronoun, verb, noun, noun, plural
10
He tries to be the best player in the group
11
Pronoun, third person irregular, verb (2), article,
adjective, noun, derivational, preposition, article,
noun
11
This is much bigger than this one
8
Pronoun, verb, adjective, noun, derivational,
preposition, pronoun, noun
12
My father is the tallest man in the world
10
Pronoun, noun, verb, article, noun, inflectional,
noun, preposition, article, noun
13
Yesterday, I went to the store and bought a cookie
10
Noun, pronoun, irregular past, preposition, article,
noun, conjunction, irregular past, article, noun
14
Yes
1
interjection
15
I’m gonna take this toy
7
Contractible copula (2 morphemes), contractible
copula (2 morphemes), verb, pronoun, noun
16
I don’t like it
5
Pronoun, contractible copula (2 morphemes),
verb, noun
17
The ladies in the store were loud
8
Article, noun, plural, preposition, article, regular

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past, adjective
Utterance
Number
Child’s Utterance
Number of Morphemes
Type of Morphemes
18
I’m free
3
Pronoun, contractible copula, verb
19
You are my best friend
5
Pronoun, verb, pronoun, adjective, noun
20
He’s a firefighter
6
Pronoun, contractible copula, article, noun (2
morphemes), derivational
21
He has long legs
4
Pronoun, verb, adjective, noun
22
Yesterday I eated banana
5
Noun, pronoun, verb, past regular, noun
23
I’m eating
4
Pronoun, contractible copula, verb, present
progressive
24
He is sitting
4
Pronoun, verb, verb, present progressive
25
He is a good teacher
6
Pronoun, verb, article, adjective, noun,
derivational
26
She likes to climb the trees
8
Pronoun, verb, regular third person singular
present tense, verb (2), article, noun, regular
plural
27
I have dogs, cats, and many other animals
11
Pronoun, verb, noun, regular plural, noun,
regular plural, conjunction, determiner, adjective,
noun, regular plural
28
What is your name?
4
Pronoun, verb, pronoun, noun
29
I love cupcakes
5
Pronoun, verb, noun (2), plural regular
30
My mom is a designer
6
Pronoun, noun, verb, article, noun, derivational
31
She was unsuccessful in finding the right dress
11
Pronoun, regular past, derivational, noun,
derivational, adverb, verb, present progressive,
article, adjective, noun
32
They are good friends
5
Pronoun, verb, adjective, noun, plural regular
33
He’s the best hair stylist in the city
10
Pronoun, contractible copula, article, adjective,
noun (2), preposition, article, noun

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Syntactic Analysis Mean Length of Utterances Utterance Number Child’s Utterance Number of Morphemes 1 The boy is jumping 5 2 I went to school 4 3 3 He likes me 4 5 I don’t like to eat blueberries I’m afraid of the dark 6 8 6 3 Type of Morphemes Article, noun, uncontractible copula, verb, present progressive Pronoun, irregular past tense, preposition, noun Pronoun, regular 3rd person singular present tense, pronoun Pronoun, contractible copula (2 morphemes), verb (3), noun (2 morphemes) Contractible copula (2 morphemes), adjective, preposition, article, noun Verb, noun (2 morphemes) Say goodbye 7 I’m a painter and my father is a baker 11 8 She hates her teacher 6 9 10 I have three dogs 5 11 He tries to be the best player in the group 11 8 This is much bigger than this one 12 10 My father is the tallest man in the world 13 10 Yesterday, I went to the store and bought a cookie 14 1 15 Yes I’m gonna take this toy 7 16 I don’t like it 5 17 The ladies in the store were loud 8 Contractible copula, article, noun, derivational, conjunction, pronoun, noun, verb, article, noun, derivational Pronoun, verb (2), pronoun, noun, derivational Pr ...
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