20 Question Linguistics Vocab Quiz

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How well do you know your linguistics vocabulary?

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Question 1

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Linguistics includes the study of:
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  • Morphology
  • Phonetics
  • Syntax
  • Semantics

Question 2

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When reading aloud, a student who sounds out each letter in a word when encountering an unfamiliar word has a good understanding of:
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  • morphology
  • lexicon
  • vowels
  • phonemics

Question 3

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The terms phonology and phonemics can be used interchangeably.
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  • True
  • False

Question 4

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Javier encounters the word "retrospect" in his reading assignment. Though he has never seen this word before, he figures that it has to do with looking at past events because the root "retro" means "back or backward" and the root "spec" means "to look at or see." What branch of linguistics did Javier employ to determine the meaning of retrospect?
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  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Pragmatics

Question 5

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Maria is a native Spanish speaker. As an ELL student, she frequently places nouns before adjectives when speaking and writing in English (ex: "He has a dog white"). What is Maria having difficulty with?
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  • Syntax
  • Semantics

Question 6

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ELLs have a difficult time understanding idioms because they lack semantic meaning.
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  • True
  • False

Question 7

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Teaching pragmatics to ELLs is beneficial for their social interactions and increases their social competence.
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  • True
  • False

Question 8

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Sociolinguistics is the study of the relationship between language and:
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  • Cultural norms
  • Cultural expectations
  • Social contexts
  • Social class

Question 9

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Effective communication includes skills in:
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  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • All of the above

Question 10

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Teaching Word-Attack skills in the classroom will help to build a student's ___________________?
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  • lexicon
  • descriptive grammar
  • dialect

Question 11

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Teachers expect their students to use Standard English when participating in class discussions and submitting assignments.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Though written in English, students often have difficulty comprehending Shakespearean literature. What might be the cause of this difficulty?
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  • pragmatics
  • lexicon
  • dialect

Question 13

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Which of the following is an example of a vowel?
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  • a
  • e
  • v
  • w

Question 14

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Which of the following is an example of a consonant?
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  • c
  • i
  • s
  • g

Question 15

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A teacher had students place their fingers on their throat and then in front of their mouth. Then, he had them make sounds associated with different letters. Most likely, he was teaching them about which of the following?
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  • voiced consonants
  • unvoiced consonants
  • vowels
  • syntax

Question 16

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For many children with speech delays, fricatives are particularly difficult.
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  • True
  • False

Question 17

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The word "pet" begins and ends with voiced stops.
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  • True
  • False

Question 18

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In describing her weekend, 5 year old Ella stated "My bwotha bwoke the T.V." Ella seems to be having difficulty producing which of the following voiced sounds?
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  • nasals
  • liquids
  • glides

Question 19

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According to descriptive grammar, there is no "right" or "wrong" language.
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  • True
  • False

Question 20

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According to prescriptive grammar, there is no "right" or "wrong" language.
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  • True
  • False
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