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The final exam is scheduled for  June 27 st 2011, from 6 pm to 8 pm Room: EX 200 The exam is: Two-hour long cumulative: material discussed after the midterm  has nevertheless a bigger percentage (around 60- 70 % of the total) 2
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Arrive early. Bring picture identification and writing  utensils. Aids permitted: Vowel and consonant charts Scrap paper included at the end of the test 3
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1). The final exam will cover  all the material  discussed in LIN 203 during the summer  semester 2011:  lecture notes, the textbook 2).  For lectures 9 (Usage and variation) only the  lecture notes are required.   3). From chapter 6 in the textbook, the part on  numeric elements is not required /will not be  tested 4) . Chapter 11 – only Lecture notes 11  are  required; and  from lecture 12, the only  material requires is: exercises 1 & 2, page  205 , and the changes described on slide18 4
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4). The exam will contain a multiple-choice section (15  questions), brief definitions, exercises, as shown below: Question #  Out of 1 Multiple choice 10 2 Polysemy and semantic change 10 3 Prehistory of English 10 4.  Prehistory of English 10 5 Latin and Greek morphology 10 6 Usage and variation 10 7 Regular allomorphy 10 8 Morphology 10 9 Phonetics 10 10.  Varia 10 Total = 100 5
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word elements will not be tested in  the final exam  6
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Multiple choice and true/false questions will draw on basic notions from all chapters that were covered during the term: Indo-European languages The grammatical structure of Proto-Indo-European Sounds in Proto-Indo-European Latin and Old French Evolution of semantic processes Cultural facts pertaining to Proto-Indo-European Phonetic processes Sociolinguistics Latin and Greek morphology 7
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Two exercises in which you will be asked  to identify  metonymic/metaphoric  processes some  words underwent to define processes of  meaning extension  and to  give an example Metaphor : The range of entities a word refers to can be  extended to include an additional set of entities  that resemble, formally or functionally, the original  set Metonymy: The possibility of a connection in physical space,  time or relationship of cause and effect 8
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Bright   as a synonym for  intelligent. Metaphor The ranch hands herded a thousand longhorn. Hands:  the entire worker Longhorns : the entire cattle Metonymy Seminary   Earlier meaning  ‘a place where seeds are spouted and nurtured’ Current meaning  ‘school of religion’ Metaphor 9
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Semantic processes You need to be familiar with concepts like: Narrowing (specialization) Widening (generalization) Melioration Pejoration Euphemism You will be asked to define some of them,  and to give examples that illustrate them  10
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