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Please write your name, student id, section, TA name, and test form on the scantron TEST FORM B 1. A prescriptive grammar is one that: A. speech pathologists prescribe to patients to help their pronunciations B. tells a person the “correct” or “proper” ways to speak C. includes exclusively postpositions D. comes from metathesis 2. A descriptive grammar is one that: A. has many nouns preceding adjectives B. uses Hockett’s 9 design features to describe communication C. describes how the speakers of a language actually use their language D. we are very aware of and consciously use to put our sentences together 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. The study of the production of speech sounds in the vocal apparatus is 5. The pairs of consonants [g] [k], [z] [s], and [d] [t] differ in: 6. The difference between the vowels [i][e][ ][æ] and the vowels ɛ [a][o][ ][ ] is:
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Please write your name, student id, section, TA name, and test form on the scantron TEST FORM B 7. 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 8. Why don’t linguists (generally) study writing? 9. The idea that humans are predisposed to acquire a full linguistic system is 10. Many people acquiring another language speak with an accent because:
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