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Please write your name, student id, section #, TA name, and test form on your scantron. TEST FORM C 1. 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 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. 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 4. 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 5. 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 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
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Please put your name, student id, section #, TA name, and test form on your scantron. TEST FORM C 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. Ángel uses both Spanish and English in one sentence. This is called A. bad Spanish and English B. societal multilingualism C. lexicon switching D. code switching 9. 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 language C. there is transfer from the phonology of their first language D. it is biologically impossible to speak in a native-like way if you are non native E. all of the above 10. 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 11. When I tell my dog Rover to sit, he does it. What can we conclude? A. Rover has learned language because he responds to my command B. Rover has learned language because he looks thoughtful when he sits C. Rover has not learned language because he lacks some features, such as productivity D. He might not have learned it yet, but he will with practice 12. The study of the production of speech sounds in the vocal apparatus is A. articulatory phonetics B. acoustic phonetics C. auditory phonetics D. hooked on phonetics E. phonology
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Please write your name, student id, section #, TA name, and test form on your scantron. TEST FORM C
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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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