Linguistics Quiz

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Created by candace.n.doming over 3 years ago
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Question 1

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Which of the following accurately describes the meaning of the word consonant?
Answer
  • Class of sounds created when vocal cords vibrate (EX: /r/)
  • A sound produced with a definite and clear obstruction of air (by the lips, teeth, and/or tongue)
  • When air exits from the mouth only (EX: /b/)
  • Sounds created when the back of the tongue to the soft palate (right before the throat) EX: /g/

Question 2

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Which of the following is an example of an labiodental consonant sound?
Answer
  • /f/
  • /g/
  • /o/
  • /b/

Question 3

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Which of the following is an example of an approximant?
Answer
  • /a/
  • /b/
  • /y/
  • /c/

Question 4

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What is the definition of a low vowel sound?
Answer
  • Sounds created when the tongue is placed at the top of the mouth
  • Sounds created when the tongue is placed at the bottom of the mouth
  • A sound that is made with a total obstruction of the air
  • Sounds created WITHOUT use of vocal cords

Question 5

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Which of the following choices is an example of bilabial consonant sounds?
Answer
  • /b/
  • /m/
  • /s/
  • /l/

Question 6

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Which of the following are examples of "front" vowels? There can be more than one answer.
Answer
  • /a/
  • /e/
  • /i/
  • /o/

Question 7

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Which of the following are considered "back" vowel sounds? There can be more than one answer.
Answer
  • /a/
  • /e/
  • /i/
  • /o/
  • /u/

Question 8

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The letter /s/ is a central vowel
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  • True
  • False

Question 9

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A liquid is a consonant produced when the tongue approaches a point of articulation within the mouth band comes close enough to obstruct or constrict the flow of air enough to create turbulence
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 10

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A nasal is a consonant produced by redirecting out air through the nose instead of allowing it to escape out of the mouth.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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Vowel sounds created with the tongue close to the teeth are called high vowel sounds.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Check all of the following that are examples of affricatives.
Answer
  • /ch/
  • /l/
  • /m/
  • /j/

Question 13

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Which of the following are example(s) of sociolinguistics?
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  • The study of the language a society speaks
  • The study of language as it functions in society
  • The study of the interaction between linguistic and social variables
  • The study of society

Question 14

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Which of the following is an example of phonemics?
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  • A study of the how sounds blend together
  • The study and descriptions of phonemes
  • A study of language
  • A study of word patterns

Question 15

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Someone who studies the meaning of words and phrases is studying syntax
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  • True
  • False

Question 16

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Gloria has difficulty with understanding the rules in forming grammatical sentences. She has difficulty with syntax.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 17

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Which most accurately describes the meaning of phonology?
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  • The sound system of a language
  • Understanding that letters blend together to make words
  • Hooked on phonics
  • The awareness of print

Question 18

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The form and structure of sounds in language is an example of morphology
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  • True
  • False

Question 19

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Judy wants to study how language is used in social contexts. She is studying which of the following:
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  • syntax
  • morphology
  • pragmatics
  • semantics

Question 20

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Check all of the following that best describe the meaning of lexicon.
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  • A wordbook or dictionary
  • A student's reading level
  • The vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc.
  • The set of all the morphemes of a language