Linguistics Vocabulary Quiz

Mary Beth Steigerwald
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20 question linguistics vocabulary quiz for Module 4
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Question 1

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Linguistics is the study of language and its structure. It includes the study of which of the following?
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  • semantics
  • figures of speech
  • morphology
  • phonetics
  • syntax

Question 2

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Sociolinguistics is the study of language in relation to social factors including differences in which of the following?
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  • bilingualism
  • occupational dialect
  • affricatives
  • gender differences

Question 3

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Lexicon refers to the vocabulary of which of the following?
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  • a language
  • a branch of knowledge
  • a rhetorical phrase
  • a person

Question 4

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What does AAVE represent?
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  • Vernacular Black English
  • Black English Vernacular
  • English Black Vernacular
  • Ebonics

Question 5

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Ms. Kelly asked her class to choose which of the following were examples of fricatve consonants.
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  • /f/
  • /b/
  • /w/
  • /s/

Question 6

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A consonant can be defined as a sound produced with a definite and clear obstruction of air, by which of the following?
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  • tongue
  • teeth
  • nasal passage
  • lips

Question 7

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Approximants are sounds that have less obstruction of air than consonants, but more than vowels. A teacher might give which of the following as examples?
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  • /r/
  • /s/
  • /y/
  • /l/

Question 8

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Semantics is the study of word origins.
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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A "stop" is made with a total obstruction of air.
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  • True
  • False

Question 10

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An affricative is a sound produced which starts as a "fricative" and ends as a "stop"?
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  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Examples of a "glide" are /w/ and /y/.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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A vowel is a speech sound that is created without obstructing the flow of air and is differentiated by the shape of the oral cavity.
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  • True
  • False

Question 13

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"Sherlock saw the man with binoculars" is an example of pragmatics.
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  • True
  • False

Question 14

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Communication in the classroom can only take place when the students are allowed to speak.
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  • True
  • False

Question 15

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Ms. Kelly had her hand on her throat. She was likely teaching her students about what type of sounds?
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  • unvoiced consonants
  • rounded vowels
  • unrounded vowels
  • voiced consonants

Question 16

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The teacher taught her students that sounds created without use of the vocal cords were called "voiceless." Which letter would she use an example of a voiceless sound?
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  • /m/
  • /b/
  • /f/
  • /z/

Question 17

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/m/ is an example of a _________ sound in which air exits through both the nose and the mouth.
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  • oral
  • nasal
  • palatal
  • velar

Question 18

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Regional language, local language and local speech are all synonyms for what word that refers to a form of language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group?
Answer
  • sociolinguistics
  • descriptive grammar
  • Standard English
  • dialect

Question 19

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In which of the following settings would a person use a more formal register?
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  • at a ballgame
  • a job interview
  • on the playground
  • walking to school with friends

Question 20

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After the child arranged her words and phrases to create well formed sentences in class, the teacher complimented her on her proper ___________ .
Answer
  • dialect
  • semantics
  • syntax
  • pragmatics
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