Linguistics vocabulary quiz

Question 1 of 20

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Which term has three aspects to its study: language form, language meaning, and language in context?

Select one of the following:

  • Etymology

  • Linguistics

  • Phonetics

  • Grammar

Question 2 of 20

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What term can we refer to when a particular ethnic group has a particular set of sounds produced in a particular language and distinguishable by native speakers of that language from other sounds in that language.

Select one of the following:

  • Diphthongs

  • Phonemics

  • Dialects

  • Language

Question 3 of 20

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What terms best represents when we think of the[t] sound in words such as tar, star, writer, butter and eighth as actually being "the same," even though they are all very different from each other because of the relationship to the other sounds around them?

Select one of the following:

  • Phonemes

  • allophones

  • Phonology

  • Phonotactics

Question 4 of 20

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What term best describes when two people from different backgrounds and different languages are trying to interact with one another?

Select one of the following:

  • Dialect

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Disconnect

  • Communication

Question 5 of 20

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Which term enables speakers to distinguish among possibilities such as the following terms: Hey! and Excuse me! to get someone's attention in English?

Select one of the following:

  • Discourse

  • Registers

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Accent

Question 6 of 20

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In the following sentence, the verb tense was changed. In doing this, the sentence was changed to correct format. What correct term are we describing?
Incorrect - We are not allowed smoking in the restaurant.
Correct - We are not allowed to smoke in the restaurant.

Select one of the following:

  • Syntax

  • Semantics

  • Pragmatics

  • Graphemics

Question 7 of 20

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The following are examples of what term ? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Some see the glass half empty and others see the glass half full.

Select one of the following:

  • Pragmatics

  • Approximant

  • Syntax

  • Semantics

Question 8 of 20

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What two terms are associated with pragmatics?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Deixis

  • Context

  • Collocation

  • Prototype

Question 9 of 20

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What term are we referring to when an Spanish is being spoken among native speakers from Mexico and Puerto RIco?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Tone

  • Language

  • Dialect

  • Syntax

Question 10 of 20

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In linguistics when we use words such as walking", not "walkin' and choose more formal words like father vs. dad or child vs. kid we commonly refer to this as what?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Register

  • Bilingualism

  • Prescriptive grammar

  • Descriptive grammar

Question 11 of 20

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Which of the following are considered vowels?

Select one or more of the following:

  • A

  • I

  • P

  • U

Question 12 of 20

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The production of the two voiced sound [L], as in led and light and [r], as in red and write are described as what term?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Glides

  • Liquids

  • Nasals

  • Affricates

Question 13 of 20

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What term best describes the voiced sounds [w] in words such as we, wet and [j] in words such as yes and you?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Nasals

  • Affricates

  • Glides

  • Liquids

Question 14 of 20

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What are examples of nasals, when the velum is lowered, allowing air to flow out through the nose.

Select one or more of the following:

  • [m]

  • [l]

  • [r]

  • [n]

Question 15 of 20

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We produce a stop consonant, when we block the airflow briefly and then let it go abruptly?

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 16 of 20

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A consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract. They

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 17 of 20

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An affricative is produced when we almost block the airflow and force it through a narrow gap.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 18 of 20

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The acronym (AAVE) is referred as African American Vernacular English and commonly called Ebonics outside the academic community.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 19 of 20

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A prescriptive grammar is a set of rules about language based on how it is actually used and there is no right or wrong language.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 20 of 20

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A descriptive grammar is a set of explicit rules for using language that are taught, or enforced, so that people will use the language in a particular way.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False
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