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Linguistics is the scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of morphology, syntax, phonetics, and semantics.
The structure of a language in terms of phonemes
The structure of a language in terms of phonetics
The structure of a language in terms of phonology
The structure of a language in terms of phremenes
Which is the correct definition of phonology?
The study and systematic classification of the sounds made in spoken utterance.
The science of speech sounds including especially the history and theory of sound changes in a language or in two or more related languages.
Symbols used for transliterating or transcribing various languages.
Phonology focuses on the study of the forms and formation of words
What is morphology?
The system of word-forming elements and processes in a language
The study of how words change over time.
The study of how a language evolves through the passage of time.
The study of deviations in word usage.
Semantics is used to describe?
What the meaning of words are.
What a words sounds like.
What words are used in specific situations.
What a word's origins are.
Syntax is defined as...The way in which words are put together to form phrases, clauses, or sentences.
Sociolinguistics is defined as...
The study of linguistics in society.
The study of linguistic behavior as determined by sociocultural factors
The study of the culture of language.
The study of the linguistics as it relates to culture.
The definition for Lexicon is...new words accepted into a language.
Descriptive grammar is:
A set of rules and examples dealing with the syntax and word structures of a language.
The systematic study and description of a language.
Language used to describe something.
A part of language usually intended as an aid to the learning of that language.
Standard English is defined as the English that with respect to spelling, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary is substantially uniform though not devoid of regional differences, that is well established by usage in the formal and informal speech and writing of the educated, and that is widely recognized as acceptable wherever English is spoken and understood .
Dialect id defined as...A regional variety of language distinguished by features of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation from other regional varieties and constituting together with them a single language
Which of the following is NOT a definition of Communication?
A verbal or written message.
A process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behavior.
Information transmitted or conveyed.
Not disposed to talk or impart information.
Which is NOT a definition for Pragmatics?
The study of what words mean in particular situations.
A branch of semiotics that deals with the relation between signs or linguistic expressions and their users.
A branch of linguistics that deals with the meaning of words common in all languages.
A branch of linguistics that is concerned with the relationship of sentences to the environment in which they occur .
Define the term Register with regard to linguistics:
The pitch one uses when voicing specific sounds.
The sounds made within a certain grouping of words.
Styles of language determined by such factors as social occasion, purpose, and audience.
Language reserved for use on special occasions.
What does AAVE stand for?
American Association of Verbal Ethnicity
American Adult Vocal Effectiveness
African American Vernacular English
American Adapted Vernacular English
Which of the following is a fricative?
Which of the following is NOT a vowel?
An Afrricative is a phoneme that combines a plosive with an immediately following fricative or spirant sharing the same place of articulation, e.g., ch as in chair and j as in jar.
Which of these letters is a consonant?
A Stop in linguistics is defined as the end of a sentence.