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Unformatted text preview: Practice Questions Order the following language planning stages: – Selection: choosing an official language – Codification: the standard form/variety of the language is established using grammar texts, dictionaries, etc… – Elaboration: standard variety begins to be used in daily life and literature – Implementation: government tries to encourage use of the standard form – Acceptance: when a substantial majority of the population uses it and come to think of it as a national language. The Great Vowel Shift is an example of __internal____ change. T/f: Many external changes of English occurred after the Norman Conquest. TRUE True/False: Shakespeare wrote his works in Late Middle English. FALSE ____ Intervocalic voicing _____ IS A COMMON HISTORICAL CHANGE THAT DESCRIBES VOICELESS SOUNDS BECOMING VOICED WHEN THEY OCCUR BETWEEN VOWELS. The addition of a sound to the middle of a word is called epenthesis ____________. The addition of a sound to the beginning of a word is called ________ prothesis_________. A reversal in the position of two adjoining sounds is called _______metathesis_______. “Spinel” changing to “spindle” is an example of _____epenthesis________. Chaucer is a good example of what type literature- old english, middle english , or modern english? USING THE MAJORITY PRINCIPLE, WHAT IS MOST LIKELY TO BE THE CONSONANT IN PROTOINDOEUROPEAN? SANSKRIT LATIN ENGLISH PITAR- PATER FATHER PAD- PED- FOOT A.)*P F/ ENG B.)*F P/ LATIN & SANSKRIT T/F: ENGLISH, GERMAN, & IRISH ARE ALL DERIVED FROM PROTO GERMANIC FALSE T/F: FRATER, PATER, AND FATHER ARE ALL COGNATES. FALSE T/F: FATHER AND FEATHER ARE COGNATES. FALSE _______Latin __________terms introduced by missionaries in the 6...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course COMD 2050 taught by Professor Collins during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08