Syntax and Sentence Structure Quiz

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What is the structural requirement proposed by linguists for case assignment in English?

The case assigner and the element to which case is assigned should be adjacent

What is the reason for the ungrammaticality of sentence (42b)?

The verb and the complement NP are separated by intervening material

In sentence (42c), what does the verb 'believe' case-mark?

The subject NP of the lower clause

What is the effect of the non-adjacency of the verb and the NP in sentence (42d)?

It leads to ungrammaticality

What is the proposed condition for case assignment in English according to the data in (42)?

The case assigner and the NPs should be adjacent

What is a filter bubble?

A state of intellectual isolation resulting from personalized searches and algorithmic curation

What are the factors that influence search results in a filter bubble?

User's location, past click-behavior, and search history

Who coined the term 'filter bubble'?

Eli Pariser

What was predicted by Eli Pariser regarding individualized personalization by algorithmic filtering?

It would lead to intellectual isolation and social fragmentation

What are the prime examples of platforms that contribute to the filter bubble effect?

Google Personalized Search and Facebook's personalized news-stream

Study Notes

Case Assignment in English

  • Linguists propose a structural requirement for case assignment in English.

Sentence (42) Analysis

  • Sentence (42b) is ungrammatical due to case assignment issues.
  • In sentence (42c), the verb 'believe' case-marks the object.
  • The non-adjacency of the verb and the NP in sentence (42d) affects case assignment.
  • The proposed condition for case assignment in English is based on the data in sentence (42).

Filter Bubble

  • A filter bubble is a phenomenon where personalized search results create a unique, narrow viewpoint.
  • Factors that influence search results in a filter bubble include individual search history, location, and online behavior.
  • The term 'filter bubble' was coined by Eli Pariser.
  • Eli Pariser predicted that individualized personalization by algorithmic filtering would lead to a loss of diversity in search results.
  • Prime examples of platforms that contribute to the filter bubble effect include Google, Facebook, and online advertising networks.

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