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INDV101 – EXAM 1 SAMPLE SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS Distributed in class, Wednesday September 19 Short Answer questions Two of the following five short answer questions will appear on Exam 1, along with the following instructions: Answer each of the questions that follows in the space provided 1 . Your answers should not be longer than the space given on this exam. Each question is worth 15 points, for a total of 30 points. Your answers should demonstrate that you understand the question, and can apply concepts from our course lectures, readings and assignments to the questions. Be sure you answer all parts of the question, and be sure you write clearly and legibly. If it is difficult to read your answers for any reason, points may be deducted from your score. Your answers must be written in complete sentences . 1. Draw a diagram for a closed syllable, and correctly label the parts, then give an example of any English word which is also a closed syllable.
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Unformatted text preview: 2. What information about your native language is available to you as part of your native speaker intuition? Specifically, what things do you know about the sounds, words, and sentences of your language? 3. What are three reasons computers don’t “do language” very well? Explain each in one or two clear sentences. 4. How might the grammar of a non-standard dialect differ from the standard dialect of the same language? To answer this question, name three grammatical features in which the dialects could differ and provide a very short example of each. The language you describe may already exist, or you can invent one right now! 5. Why do linguists use the IPA (a phonetic system) instead of an alphabet such as the English alphabet? Be sure to give at least three examples to support your argument. 1 (NOTE: You will have ½ page per question on the exam)...
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