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Chapter: Chapter 09: Language and Thought Multiple Choice 1. Which of the following areas refers to the meaning of words? a) Phonology b) Semantics c) Morphology d) Pragmatics Ans: b Feedback A: Sounds of language Feedback B: Correct! Feedback C: Smallest units of language that have meaning Feedback D: Social norms of language Section Ref: Language Learning Objective: Define language, describe how we learn languages and parts of the brain that are active in language, and discuss differences and problems that can affect peoples language skills. Difficulty: Easy True/False 2. Language can be spoken, signed, or written. Ans: True Section Ref: Language Learning Objective: Define language, describe how we learn languages and parts of the brain that are active in language, and discuss differences and problems that can affect peoples language skills. Difficulty: Easy Fill-in-the-blank 3. Humans make new sentences each time they speak. This refers to the concept that language is creative or __________. Ans: generative Section Ref: Language Learning Objective: Define language, describe how we learn languages and parts of the brain that are active in language, and discuss differences and problems that can affect peoples language skills. Difficulty: Medium Short Answer 4. What are the two main components of language? Ans: Production and comprehension Section Ref: Language Learning Objective: Define language, describe how we learn languages and parts of the brain that are active in language, and discuss differences and problems that can affect peoples language skills. Difficulty: Medium Essay 5. Why is animal communication not a language? Ans: Animal vocalizations are innate and do not change, whereas human speech is generative. Section Ref: Language Learning Objective: Define language, describe how we learn languages and parts of the brain that are active in language, and discuss differences and problems that can affect peoples language skills. Difficulty: Hard Multiple Choice 6. How many phonemes does the English language have? a) Approximately 15 b) Approximately 25 c) Approximately 40 d) Approximately 50 Ans: c Feedback A: Too few Feedback B: Too few Feedback C: Correct! Feedback D: Too many Section Ref: Language Learning Objective: Define language, describe how we learn languages and parts of the brain that are active in language, and discuss differences and problems that can affect peoples language skills. Difficulty: Medium True/False 7. Languages with more phonemes are capable of producing more complex ideas than languages with fewer phonemes. Ans: False Section Ref: Language Learning Objective: Define language, describe how we learn languages and parts of the brain that are active in language, and discuss differences and problems that can affect peoples language skills.... View Full Document

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