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Study Guide for Test 1 INDV101, Language, sections 1H-10, 33-39, and 41 Fall 2005 You are responsible for ALL the material in all the readings up through the Acquisition topic (9 Ideas about Language; Reading, Writing; Does IM Make U Dum; The Birds and the Bees; Prairie Dogs; Primate Communication; The Language Explosion; Acquisition Reading; and Babbling). You are also responsible for ALL the material covered in lectures up through (including) September 7. Material first introduced in lecture on September 9 will not be included in the test. The points on the study guide below are NOT a complete listing of everything you should study. You should study EVERYTHING that was covered in class or the readings. The points on the study guide below are examples of SOME of the material we consider important. Below the list of major points part of the study guide, you will find a few sample test questions. These particular questions will NOT appear on the actual test, since we're giving them to you here. These example questions are meant to give you examples of the format and level of detail we might use on the test. It is definitely NOT sufficient to learn the answers to the sample questions. Partial List of Major Points Reading "9 Ideas About Language" What are the nine ideas the author discusses? For each of the ideas, what arguments or evidence is given? For each of the ideas, what examples or language data is given, and what does it show? To what extent to linguists agree on the nine ideas presented in the reading? Is there consensus on these ideas? Reading "Does IM make U dum?" What is the main point of the article? What arguments and evidence are given to support that point? What does the analogy with the guy in a tight swimsuit mean? What is a taximeter cabriolet, and what is this example used to show? Why does Brockenbrough say internet abbreviations have developed? Does Brockenbrough think internet abbreviations are bad for the English language? Reading "The Birds and the Bees" For each animal communication system discussed (e.g. specific kinds of crabs, bees, spiders, etc.), determine what information the article says the animals can convey, how they communicate that information according to the article, and how the animals' system differs from human language according to the article. Not all of this information is given for each type of animal system, but find this information if it is given in the article. What does the article say about complexity of animal communication systems? What is the main point of the article with regard to human language vs. animal communication systems?
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course INDV 101 taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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