Sociolinguistics Evaluation #1

Question 1 of 10

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It is a branch of Linguistics that studies how languages are related to society.

Select one of the following:

  • Sociology of Language

  • Sociolinguistics

  • Psycholinguistics

Question 2 of 10

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What is a dialect?

Select one of the following:

  • It is a phonological variation of a language (British English - American English)

  • It is the usage of a language given by each individual

  • It is the variation of a language still being the same language (British English - American English)

Question 3 of 10

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What is the difference between Ethnography and Ethnolinguistics?

Select one of the following:

  • Ethnography studies the structure of language and focuses on a specific field of language; Ethnolinguistics focuses on the use of language in a particular place or region.

  • Ethnography focuses on the use of language in a particular region; Ethnolinguistics studies the structure of language and focuses on a particular area of the language.

  • Ethnography studies specific ethnic groups and their phonological variations of language; Ethnolinguistics focuses on the usage people give to language

Question 4 of 10

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People who are part of a jargon or a speech community are the only ones able to understand the variations of language involved. If true, what is the difference between a jargon and a speech community?

Select one of the following:

  • A jargon occurs in a working field (hospitals, mechanical workshops, laboratories, etc); Speech communities are more informal and they are commonly born after a trend, a video-game, a cartoon, etc.

  • A jargon is not part of a dialect and develops in a working field (hospitals, mechanical workshops, laboratories, etc); Speech communities are more informal and they are commonly born after a trend, a video-game, a cartoon, etc.

  • The statement is not true

Question 5 of 10

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A vernacular language is a "standart language" which people consider the most proper for everyone to speak.

Select one of the following:

  • True

  • False. A vernacular language is the one spoken only by people who appear on television

  • False. A vernacular language is the one that is spoken by the royalty

Question 6 of 10

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A vernacular language is a "standart language" which people consider the most proper for everyone to speak.

Select one of the following:

  • True

  • False. A vernacular language is the one spoken only by people who appear on television

  • False. A vernacular language is the one that is spoken by the royalty

Question 7 of 10

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The register of a language can be:

Select one of the following:

  • Correct or incorrect

  • Formal or informal

  • Polite or rude

Question 8 of 10

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When a pidgin has been spoken by many generations, it becomes a creole.

Select one of the following:

  • True

  • False. A pidgin becomes a creole because of a need

  • False. A creole becomes a pidgin after being spoken by many generations

Question 9 of 10

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A pidgin is born because of a need

Select one of the following:

  • True

  • False. A pidgin is born because it has been spoken by many generations

  • False. A pidgin is born after a creole is born

Question 10 of 10

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What is an accent?

Select one of the following:

  • It is a syntactic variation of a language

  • It is a morphological variation of a language

  • It is a phonological variation of a language

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