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mt1_soln - Lin 1A MT 1 Closed book Part I Signs and sign...

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Lin 1A MT 1 Closed book Part I. Signs and sign systems A. Definitions 1. An icon is a) A sign whose form has an arbitrary relationship to its meaning. b) A sign whose form has a direct physical correspondence to its meaning c) A sign whose form has a natural, causal or functional, association with its meaning d) An arbitrary sign whose form has no relation to its meaning 2. An index is a) A pairing of an icon with a symbol. b) A sign whose form has a direct physical correspondence to its meaning c) A sign whose form has a natural, causal or functional, association with its meaning d) An arbitrary sign whose form has no relation to its meaning 3. A symbol is a) A pairing of an icon and an index. b) A sign whose form has a direct physical correspondence to its meaning c) A sign whose form has a natural, causal or functional, association with its meaning d) An arbitrary sign whose form has no relation to its meaning B. Identifying sign types 4. Seen on a freeway, means “airport”. It is a: a) Symbol b) Icon c) Index d) Not a sign 5. , used in Europe, means “no parking”. It is a: a) Symbol b) Icon c) Index d) Not a sign
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Lin 1A MT 1 Closed book 6. means “road narrows”. It is a: a) Symbol b) Icon c) Index d) Not a sign 7. has no conventional meaning. It is a: a) Symbol b) Icon c) Index d) Not a sign Part II. Properties of human language 8. The English word “sea” is translated to French as “mer” and Turkish as “deniz”. This exemplifies: a) Arbitrariness of the sign b) Displacement c) Creativity d) Grammaticality 9. GOC and SWC, who live near Glasgow, are concerned that their son J is pronouncing certain words in the local accent. For example, he pronounces “earth” as [ ɛrƟ ] instead of [ər Ɵ ], which they regard as more prestigious. Although GOC and SWC try their
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course LIN 01 taught by Professor Orgun during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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mt1_soln - Lin 1A MT 1 Closed book Part I Signs and sign...

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