1 Assignment 03

Central question: is the choice of of- vs. s-genitives (the car of my father vs. my father’s car) dependent in some way on the animacy of the possessor (my father) and/or the possessed (the car)? Your predictors are

  • POSSESSOR: the animacy of the possessor: abstract vs. animate vs. concrete;
  • POSSESSED: the animacy of the possessed: abstract vs. animate vs. concrete.

Analyze the data properly and summarize the results (briefly).

rm(list=ls(all.names=TRUE))
summary(x <- read.delim(        # summarize x, the result of loading
   file="105_11_genitives.csv", # this file
   stringsAsFactors=TRUE))      # change categorical variables into factors
##       CASE           POSSESSOR      POSSESSED   GENITIVE
##  Min.   :  1.00   abstract:139   abstract:206   of:150  
##  1st Qu.: 75.75   animate :118   animate : 20   s :150  
##  Median :150.50   concrete: 43   concrete: 74           
##  Mean   :150.50                                         
##  3rd Qu.:225.25                                         
##  Max.   :300.00