20 Question Linguistics Vocab Quiz

Question 1 of 20

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Linguistics includes the study of:

Select one or more of the following:

  • Morphology

  • Phonetics

  • Syntax

  • Semantics

Question 2 of 20

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When reading aloud, a student who sounds out each letter in a word when encountering an unfamiliar word has a good understanding of:

Select one of the following:

  • morphology

  • lexicon

  • vowels

  • phonemics

Question 3 of 20

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The terms phonology and phonemics can be used interchangeably.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 20

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Javier encounters the word "retrospect" in his reading assignment. Though he has never seen this word before, he figures that it has to do with looking at past events because the root "retro" means "back or backward" and the root "spec" means "to look at or see." What branch of linguistics did Javier employ to determine the meaning of retrospect?

Select one of the following:

  • Phonology

  • Morphology

  • Pragmatics

Question 5 of 20

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Maria is a native Spanish speaker. As an ELL student, she frequently places nouns before adjectives when speaking and writing in English (ex: "He has a dog white"). What is Maria having difficulty with?

Select one of the following:

  • Syntax

  • Semantics

Question 6 of 20

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ELLs have a difficult time understanding idioms because they lack semantic meaning.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 20

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Teaching pragmatics to ELLs is beneficial for their social interactions and increases their social competence.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 8 of 20

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Sociolinguistics is the study of the relationship between language and:

Select one or more of the following:

  • Cultural norms

  • Cultural expectations

  • Social contexts

  • Social class

Question 9 of 20

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Effective communication includes skills in:

Select one or more of the following:

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Speaking

  • Listening

  • All of the above

Question 10 of 20

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Teaching Word-Attack skills in the classroom will help to build a student's ___________________?

Select one of the following:

  • lexicon

  • descriptive grammar

  • dialect

Question 11 of 20

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Teachers expect their students to use Standard English when participating in class discussions and submitting assignments.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 12 of 20

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Though written in English, students often have difficulty comprehending Shakespearean literature. What might be the cause of this difficulty?

Select one of the following:

  • pragmatics

  • lexicon

  • dialect

Question 13 of 20

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Which of the following is an example of a vowel?

Select one or more of the following:

  • a

  • e

  • v

  • w

Question 14 of 20

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Which of the following is an example of a consonant?

Select one or more of the following:

  • c

  • i

  • s

  • g

Question 15 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 or more of the following:

  • voiced consonants

  • unvoiced consonants

  • vowels

  • syntax

Question 16 of 20

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For many children with speech delays, fricatives are particularly difficult.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 20

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The word "pet" begins and ends with voiced stops.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 18 of 20

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In describing her weekend, 5 year old Ella stated "My bwotha bwoke the T.V." Ella seems to be having difficulty producing which of the following voiced sounds?

Select one of the following:

  • nasals

  • liquids

  • glides

Question 19 of 20

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According to descriptive grammar, there is no "right" or "wrong" language.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 20 of 20

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According to prescriptive grammar, there is no "right" or "wrong" language.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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