Linguistics Vocabulary Quiz

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Linguistics Vocabulary Terms

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Question 1

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Linguistics is the study of _____________?
Answer
  • Language
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Communicating

Question 2

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How many different consonants are in the words "consonant"?
Answer
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six

Question 3

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When somebody says, "You're just arguing semantics!" what are they really saying?
Answer
  • Your argument is irrelevant.
  • You are contradicting yourself.
  • You are arguing word meanings.
  • You are arguing word pronunciations.

Question 4

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The word "bunt" is an example of baseball _____________.
Answer
  • Lexicon
  • Register
  • Dialect
  • Fricatives

Question 5

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How many bound morphemes are in the word "fearlessly"?
Answer
  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four

Question 6

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If the word order of a sentence is confusing, the sentence has a problem with ____________.
Answer
  • Prescriptive grammar
  • Stops
  • Semantics
  • Syntax

Question 7

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The first and last sounds in "five" are examples of _______________.
Answer
  • Fricatives
  • Affricatives
  • Nasals
  • Glides

Question 8

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The sentence "The television drank my water" has a problem with ______________?
Answer
  • Semantics
  • Phonology
  • Descriptive grammar
  • Pragmatics

Question 9

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Aside from abbreviations, acronyms, and some controversial words such as "psst," almost all words in Standard English have at least one vowel.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 10

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A dialect is the exact same thing as an accent.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 11

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True or False: Inaudible movements of the mouth can not be considered a form of communication.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Standard English applies to a common norm of grammar, vocabulary, and spelling.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 13

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The letter P is a voiced consonant.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 14

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AAVE is commonly known as Ebonics outside of the academic community.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 15

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The first and the last sounds in "cat" are examples of stops.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 16

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Which of the sounds in the phrase "my name" are nasals?
Answer
  • M in my
  • Y in my
  • N in name
  • A in name

Question 17

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Which words with a voiceless affricative?
Answer
  • Cheap
  • Jeep
  • Church
  • Jog

Question 18

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Which words begin with glides?
Answer
  • Wet
  • Dry
  • Me
  • You

Question 19

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Which of the following are considered rules of prescriptive grammar?
Answer
  • You must not begin a sentence with "Because".
  • You must not use first person in a formal essay.
  • You must not split an infinitive.
  • You must not end a sentence with a preposition.

Question 20

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Which words have 4 or more phonemes?
Answer
  • Blanket
  • Chair
  • Pizza
  • Box
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