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Unformatted text preview: . Name Section & TA Linguistics 1 H OMEWORK 2 1. Iconicity in language (2 points each) a. Below are two ASL signs. Which of these, if any, are iconic? (And why?) b. What’s a parallel of iconicity in spoken language? c. In this respect, is ASL like or unlike English? 2. Look at the ASL signs in (39) on p.98. They are both articulated in front of the torso. They differ in two parameters, and are the same in two parameters. Which two are the same? Which two differ? How do they differ? (Try to describe the difference as specifically as possible.) (6 points) 1 3. At some time during a child’s language development, he or she might pronounce certain words as follows: that [daet], these [diz], this [dIs], and three [f r i], think [fI n k], bath [baef]. What natural class of sounds is being affected? Do the sounds used as replacements form a natural class? (8 points) 4. The following sets of minimal pairs show that English /p/ and /b/ contrast in initial, medial and final positions....
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