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Please write your name, student id, section #, TA name, and test form # on your scantron TEST FORM A 1. The study of the production of speech sounds by the vocal apparatus is A. articulatory phonetics B. acoustic phonetics C. auditory phonetics D. hooked on phonetics E. phonology 2. Why don’t linguists (generally) study writing? A. writing is an invention that came after language B. it must be taught/learned C. it can be edited D. all of the above E. none of the above 3. Which of the following is a mode of communication? A. speaking B. signing C. facial expressions D. all of the above E. none of the above 4. When you are telling your friend about what you had for dinner the night before (something you cannot see while talking about it), you are demonstrating which design feature? A. productivity B. discreteness C. recursive regurgitation D. displacement 5. The pairs of consonants [g] [k], [z] [s], and [d] [t] differ in: A. place of articulation B. manner of articulation C. suprasegmental prosodized tensity D. voicing 6. The difference between the vowels [i][e][ ][æ] and the vowels ɛ [a][o][ ][ ] ᴐ ᴜ is: A. the left group is alveolar, the right group is velar B. the left group is tense, the right group is lax C. the left group is front, the right group is back D. the left group is voiced, the right group is voiceless 7. The idea that humans are predisposed (hard-wired) to acquire a full linguistic system is A. the innateness hypothesis B. the complete linguistic hypothesis C. the Chomsky grammar D. universal transfer theory 8. The imitation theory is: A. generally accepted because children do imitate adults B. not accepted because children have a lot of errors, whereas adults don’t C. a made up theory D. an avant-garde (new and alternative) theory that has yet to be substantiated with empirical data 9. Ángel uses both Spanish and English in one sentence. This is called A. bad Spanish and English
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Please write your name, student id, section #, TA name, and test form # on your scantron TEST FORM A B. societal multilingualism C. lexicon switching D. code switching 10. Many people acquiring another language speak with an accent because: A. they don’t try hard enough or don’t care enough to learn B. there is transfer from the syntax and morphology of their first languages C. there is transfer from the phonology of their first languages D. it is biologically impossible to speak in a native-like way if you are non native E. all of the above 11. One design feature shared by all communication systems is: A. displacement B. cultural transmission C. interchangeability D. mode of communication 12. Two non-human animals that arguably have the displacement feature are: A. apes and bees B. birds and deer C. penguins and chimps D. gophers and ratfinks
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Please write your name, student id, section #, TA name, and test form # on your scantron TEST FORM A 13. When I tell my dog Rover to sit, he does it. Which of the following can we conclude? A. Rover has learned language because he responds to my command
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course LIN 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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