Linguistics Quiz

Question 1 of 20

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Linguistics is concerned with how language ought to be spoken.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 20

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A new student in your class speaks English in a way that aligns with the accepted version of English in your country. They are speaking African American Vernacular English.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 20

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A teacher had students place their fingers on their throat and then in front of their mouth. Then, he had them make sounds associated with different letters. Most likely, he was teaching them about which of the following?

Select one of the following:

  • voiced/unvoiced consonant sounds

  • vowel sounds

  • dialect

  • register

Question 4 of 20

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Which is an example of Standard English?

Select one of the following:

  • A student who speaks using uncommon slang.

  • A student who misuses many common grammar rules.

  • A student speaks English which aligns with the accepted version of English of the country.

  • A student who speaks a combination of English and Spanish.

Question 5 of 20

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Dialects are typically based on regional and/or ethnic speech patterns.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 20

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Which speech variety would be used when speaking to an animal?

Select one of the following:

  • Code switching

  • Register

  • Standard English

  • A dialect

Question 7 of 20

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Reduction of final consonant clusters is a defining feature of African American Vernacular English.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 20

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Which of the following consonants are an example of fricatives?

Select one of the following:

  • f and s

  • m and n

  • h

  • t

Question 9 of 20

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The consonants m and n are examples of which?

Select one of the following:

  • fricatives

  • vowels

  • nasals

  • glides

Question 10 of 20

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Sociolinguists would study which of the following? Check all that apply.

Select one or more of the following:

  • How changing cultural norms impact and change language.

  • Pragmatics - how context contributes to and creates meaning within language.

  • How voiced consonants differ from unvoiced consonants.

  • How social classes use language differently.

Question 11 of 20

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If a student said to you, "Pencil give to me the!" instead of "Give the pencil to me," you would know that this child struggles with which of the following? Check all that apply.

Select one or more of the following:

  • stops

  • phonemes

  • semantics

  • syntax

Question 12 of 20

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How can a child show phonemic awareness? Check all that apply.

Select one or more of the following:

  • Rhyming

  • Manipulating phonemes

  • Counting words within a sentence

  • Decoding

Question 13 of 20

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The smallest unit of sound distinguishing meaning is called what?

Select one of the following:

  • morpheme

  • homophone

  • allophone

  • phoneme

Question 14 of 20

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How does a fricative and an affricate differ? Check all that apply.

Select one or more of the following:

  • place of articulation

  • pressure phase and friction phase

  • manner of articulation

Question 15 of 20

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Linguists want to study the patterns of speech in an isolated rural community using a descriptive approach. Which of the following will be their aim?

Select one of the following:

  • Telling the local people how to correct their grammar to make it fit with established grammar guidelines.

  • Changing the rules of grammar to include the way that the people of this community speak in everyday life.

  • Listening and learning about how the community uses language and then describing this in their research.

  • All of the above.

Question 16 of 20

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A teacher who edits the organization of words in a student's essay in order to make them fit with proper grammar is an example of which approach?

Select one of the following:

  • Descriptive grammar

  • Prescriptive grammar

  • Code switching

  • Lexicon

Question 17 of 20

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The y sound in "yes" is an example of an approximant.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 18 of 20

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Humans are the only animals that communicate with each other.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 19 of 20

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All languages have essentially the same number of sounds.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 20 of 20

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Grammar consists of which of the following? Check all that apply.

Select one or more of the following:

  • morphology

  • phonology

  • syntax

  • dialect

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