Linguistics Quiz

Question 1 of 20

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If a student uses the word "ya'll" the word "ya'll" is considered a part of that student's accent not dialect.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 20

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Sociolinguistics considers the study of language in relation to...

Select one or more of the following:

  • Social Class

  • Education Level

  • age

  • All of the above

Question 3 of 20

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Native English speakers learn syntax through repetition before they learn the parts of speech and rules of grammar.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 20

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The teacher has the students read a list of words on the board. The students notice that the sounds produced all either obstruct air by the lips, teeth, and or tongue. What type of sounds are they working on?

Select one of the following:

  • Vowels

  • Consonants

  • Affricatives

  • rounded vowels

Question 5 of 20

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AAVE does not have a vocabulary separate from other varieties of English. However AAVE speakers do...

Select one or more of the following:

  • use words that are not found in in other varieties

  • Use some English words in ways that differ from the standard dialect

  • pronounce words differently

  • give words in the English language different meanings

Question 6 of 20

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Phonology includes...

Select one or more of the following:

  • A language's system of stress

  • accent

  • pitch

  • tone

  • All of the Above

Question 7 of 20

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A line of communication requires...

Select one of the following:

  • a sender and a receiver.

  • A driver and a passenger

  • a cell phone and a signal

  • a listener

Question 8 of 20

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The vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge (such as nautical or medical) is

Select one or more of the following:

  • semantics

  • a lexicon

  • morphology

  • a register

Question 9 of 20

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A speech sound made by the vocal cords and is also a type of letter in the alphabet is known as

Select one of the following:

  • a fricative

  • a consonant

  • an affricative

  • a vowel

Question 10 of 20

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Bob and Mary are sitting in the living room. A cool breeze enters the room through an open window. Mary states "I am cold!". Bob proceeds to get up and close the window. Based on Bob's reaction, Mary's statement is an example of:

Select one of the following:

  • descriptive grammar

  • prescriptive grammar

  • semantics

  • pragmatics

Question 11 of 20

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Fish, hot, thumb, sit, and shock are all words that are examples of words using what type of consonants?

Select one of the following:

  • affricative

  • fricative

  • voiced

  • unvoiced

Question 12 of 20

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Which of the phrases below best describe the concept of semantics?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Some see the glass half empty and others see the glass half full.

  • One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

  • A barking dog can be good, especially if he is a guard dog, or can be bad because he is untrained and awakens people.

  • All of the Above

Question 13 of 20

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Using shorthand writing in a text message to a friend would look very different from an email being sent to a manager in an office setting. This variation in language used between different social settings is known as

Select one of the following:

  • a register

  • vocabulary

  • an approximant

Question 14 of 20

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Standard English is comprised of uniformity of which of the below in English speaking countries?

Select one or more of the following:

  • spelling

  • grammar

  • vocabulary

  • semantics

Question 15 of 20

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Children with morphology and syntactic deficits experience difficulty learning and using the rules that govern word formation and phrase/sentence formation. At the word level, these children may not correctly use plural forms or verb tenses.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 16 of 20

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Specialists in descriptive grammar examine the principles and patterns that underlie the use of words, phrases, clauses, and sentences.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 20

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the scientific study of language and its structure (Linguistics), including the study of...

Select one or more of the following:

  • Morphology

  • syntax

  • phonetics

Question 18 of 20

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Book is an example of an unvoiced consonant.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 19 of 20

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The consonants in the words we and you are examples of approximants.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 20 of 20

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When a doctor gives you a prescription for medication, it often includes directions about how you should take your medication as well as what you should not do when taking your medication. In a similar way, this is an analogy to understanding prescriptive grammar because it tells you how you should speak, and what type of language to avoid.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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