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Spring 2009, final version (A) midterm exam; jcw edited 3_18_09 1 LIN 200 Midterm 3/19/09 VERSION A Spring 2009 Part I: Multiple Choice (25 questions, 2 points each) 1. Which of the following is an example of verbal –s absence in AAE? a. You goes to school there? b. Kai said he would be there. c. Shena want to be there. d. Keanu’s gonna be there. 2. Traditionally, habitual or invariant “be” in AAE (for ex. He be workin’ late ) is described by linguists as a verbal marker that: a. Is equivalent to Standard English is , am , and are . b. Indicates repetitive or ongoing action. c. Indicates future action. d. Indicates action that has already taken place. e. Has no grammatical function. 3. Copula absence refers to the loss of the verb ‘to be’ (for ex. She funny .). Which of the following describes when and only when copula absence may occur in African American English? 4. Which of the following would NOT be considered a natural language by linguists? a . Manually Coded English b. Old French Sign Language c. British Sign Language d. American Sign Language 5. Speakers of which variety of English are most likely to pronounce the word ‘half’ as [ha:f]?
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Spring 2009, final version (A) midterm exam; jcw edited 3_18_09 2 6. Determine whether the following ASL sign is iconic or arbitrary. ‘cat’ a. iconic b. arbitrary 7. Which name of the following street in NYC has Dutch origin and is still pronounced in the 'Dutch' way? 8. What is the current status of deaf people in Russia? a. A linguistic minority b. Disabled c. They have no status d. Mentally disabled
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