200Quiz1 - LIN200 Quiz #1 Spring 2009 2/19/09 1. What...

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Spring 2009 2/19/09 1. What branch of Linguistics studies word order? a. Phonetics b. Phonology c. Morphology d. Syntax e. Semantics 2. From what language did English borrow the words candy, coleslaw, cookie and Santa Claus, as well as the place names Brooklyn, Bronx, Hellgate and Harlem ? a. Spanish b. German c. Dutch d. Latin e. French 3. Which of the following languages has NOT had an influence on American English? a. Anglo-Saxon b. Latin c. Spanish d. Old Norse e. None of the above 4. In 1600 there were approximately ____ English speaking permanent residents in what is now the USA. a. 0 b. 10,000 c. 250,000 d. 2.8 million 5. Where are speakers more likely to pronounce the vowels in the words pie and boy as monophthongs ( [pa], [bo] ) instead of diphthongs ( [pa ɪ ], [bo ɪ ] )? a. Britain b. Boston c. The Southern US d. The Midwestern US 6. True or false: While there are many pronunciation differences between British English and American English, there are no grammatical differences between them. a. TRUE
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2009 for the course LIM 200 taught by Professor Weisenberg during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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200Quiz1 - LIN200 Quiz #1 Spring 2009 2/19/09 1. What...

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