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Midterm Sample - 1 Linguistics 1 Midterm Exam Quarter Year...

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1 Linguistics 1 Midterm Exam Quarter Year Directions: • Write your name on the scantron answer sheet. • This exam consists of 50 questions. All questions are worth the same. • For each of the questions, indicate the best available answer by filling the appropriate area on the scantron sheet with a #2 pencil. Questions: 1. One consequence of the arbitrary nature of the form of words is A) Words aren’t spelled the way they sound B) Some words don’t mean anything C) Students of a foreign language must memorize long lists of rules D) Students of a foreign language must memorize long vocabulary lists E) Some words are unpronounceable 2. What characteristic best marks human language as different from animal languages? A) It varies from one individual or social group to another. B) Its messages are sequences of arbitrary symbols. C) It allows us to produce and understand new sentences all the time. D) It uses a well defined grammar to pair sound and meaning.
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course LIN 1 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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Midterm Sample - 1 Linguistics 1 Midterm Exam Quarter Year...

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