Lin1- Midterm Key-practice test

Lin1- Midterm Key-practice test - NAME: MIDTERM EXAM KEY...

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NAME: MIDTERM EXAM KEY PAGE 1 INSTRUCTIONS — Write your name in the slot above and on the scantron form and bubble in on the scantron your ID number and the test form letter shown in the top right corner above. Indicate the best answer from among the alternatives by filling in the appropriate slot on the scantron with a #2 pencil. The phonetic symbols of English sounds appear on the consonant and vowel charts on the last page. You are free to consult these charts. NOTE : Some of these questions have to do with the pronunciations of English words. Remember not to be confused by the spellings of these words, which are sometimes potentially misleading. If you are unsure of the pronunciation, raise your hand and someone will pronounce it for you. 1. Which of the following is a major concern of linguistics? a. figuring out the precise role of pheromones in bee communication b. understanding the underlying knowledge that allows people to comprehend and produce language c. convincing people to speak English properly and not use slang d. teaching everyone to be able to correctly pronounce each of the thousands of consonant sounds in the languages of the world 2. Which of the following is a DESCRIPTIVE statement concerning English grammar? a. In English you should never begin a sentence with the adverb hopefully . b. For some English speakers, the phrase I’m going to is pronounced [ãjm ə ] in casual conversation, as in I’ma sing it for ya . c. Double negatives, as in I ain’t done nothing wrong , are illogical and should not be used. d. Between you and me is correct; between you and I is not . 3. What is the best explanation for the fact that native speakers of Korean who have learned English as adults tend to substitute [r] for [ l ] in words such as lock (e.g., [rak] rather than [ lak ])? a. [l] and [r] are allophones of the same phoneme in Korean and [r] is the one that occurs before a vowel. b. [l] is an allophone of the phoneme / r / in the English dialects that most Korean speakers hear. c.
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2010 for the course LIN Lin1 taught by Professor Farrell during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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