Linguistics Quiz William Kasser

Question 1 of 20

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A lexicon in linguistics refers to:

Select one of the following:

  • a lesson

  • vocabulary of a language

  • a sound made from the throat

Question 2 of 20

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Linguistics is the scientific study of language.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 3 of 20

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Phonology refers to what aspect of linguistics?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Talking on the phone.

  • A system of sounds.

Question 4 of 20

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Which term most accurately describes these items c, d, m, n, p, r, x?

Select one of the following:

  • a comment

  • a consonant

  • a console

Question 5 of 20

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The identification, analysis, and description of the structure of a given language is referred to in linguistics as an approximant.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 6 of 20

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An example of an unvoiced consonant is best described as a...

Select one of the following:

  • the /m/ in mouth

  • any silent letter

  • the /p/ in pea

Question 7 of 20

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A speech sound in which the airstream passes through the nose as a result of the lowering of the soft palate at the back of the mouth; for example m, n, and ng (the final sound in “sing”).

Select one of the following:

  • a nosey

  • a nasif

  • a nasal

  • a nariz

Question 8 of 20

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Tea, water, coffee, soda, beer, and wine are all examples of liquids in linguistics studies.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 20

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Semantics is the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 10 of 20

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The study of language in relation to social factors, including differences of regional, class, and occupational dialect, gender differences, and bilingualism.

Select one or more of the following:

  • dialect

  • sociolinguistics

  • accent

  • socioemotional

Question 11 of 20

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An affricate is the direct opposite of a fricative.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 12 of 20

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The statement "He goes" meaning "He said" is an example of what type of grammar>

Select one or more of the following:

  • prescriptive grammar

  • descriptive grammar

  • bad grammar

  • poor grammar

Question 13 of 20

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Phonetics is the branch of linguistics that deals with the sounds of speech and their production, combination, description, and representation by written symbols.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 14 of 20

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Linguistically, the study of _________________ is divided into sense and reference.

Select one of the following:

  • semicolon

  • semitism

  • semantics

  • semaphore

Question 15 of 20

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The difference between a sound type and a sound token is explained by the phoneme /t/ is a sound type
all the different spoken versions of [t] are tokens.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 16 of 20

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The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, writing, or behavior best defines...

Select one of the following:

  • communion

  • language

  • communication

  • speeches

Question 17 of 20

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The primary difference between________________ &_________________________ is that with one, the tip of the tongue is used, whereas with in the other, the body of the tongue and not the tip is raised. This provides a wide narrow space over which air passes before exiting the mouth.

Select one of the following:

  • lipids and guides

  • liquids and glides

  • glades and lopes

  • liquids and solids

Question 18 of 20

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Phonology is the production and perception of speech sounds in any language and it deals with "phone". Phonetics on the other hand is the interpretation of speech sounds in a particular language and it deals with phoneme: the smallest unit of sound.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 19 of 20

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In the study of language, what focuses on conversational implicature, which is a process in which the speaker implies and a listener infers.

Select one of the following:

  • pedicure

  • pragmatics

  • pessimism

  • pronunciation

Question 20 of 20

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In linguistics, what is explained by a variety of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting..

Select one or more of the following:

  • registration

  • register

  • registrar

  • reggaeton

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Linguistics Quiz William Kasser

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Utilizing and learning new linguistics vocabulary.

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