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Unformatted text preview: LIN200 Quiz 3 Old Chem Dr. JC Weisenberg 1. What’s the main reason linguistics care if languages die? a. They believe cultures will lose their identity if they lose their language b. They believe they can learn most about natural language by comparing as many languages as possible c. They believe linguistic diversity means social diversity d. They believe most indigenous languages are superior to English, Mandarin and Arabic, the most commonly spoken languages. 2. How did the creation of Indian Boarding Schools contribute to the death of many Native American languages? a. Students with many different native languages were purposefully housed together so they had no choice but to abandon their languages in favor of English. b. Children were forcibly taken from their homes thus severing family and cultural ties. c. Only English was spoken at the schools under penalty of beatings or other punishments. d. all of the above 3. How are linguists contributing to the continued survival of Native American languages?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2010 for the course LIN 200 taught by Professor Julia during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10