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Test ID: 2087 2 ID: 14396
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Tes 39 : 7 t ID: 6 14 ID ANT 253 H1F Language and Society
Test 2 (1 December 2009) — VERSION A er
14 6 Circle the best answer to each of the following questions (questions 17 to 20):
Do 17. Which of the below statements is FALSE? 87
Te a. In an imaginary language, the word for the English verb “sleep” is /dorma/ among men, but /duarmo/ among
women. This is an example of a gender-coded doublet. [p. 116] b. In Roman Jakobson’s typology of language functions, the exclamation “Don’t touch that!” would have the conative
function of startling the listener and deterring her/him from touching a particular object. [p. 145] c. Stephan is learning to speak Spanish. He notices that Spanish nouns are gendered, and that many nouns that
are associated with intelligence are feminine, such as “cabeza” (“head”), “intelectualidad” (“intelligentsia”),
and “agudeza” (“shrewdness”). These are examples of Jungian archetypes. [p. 154]
Do wn lo ad er ID : 14 39 6 d. Neve has just been elected Chairman of the Department of Linguistics at a particular university. His first executive
act is to eliminate the gendered terminology of his position, and to title himself the “Chair” rather the “Chairman” in
order to discourage the acceptability of androcentric vocabulary (i.e. vocabulary that treats maleness as the default
gender for positions of authority). This is an example of linguistic activism. [p. 119]
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: 20 87 7 t ID: 208 Te st ID Tes Marcel Danesi observes that in Western society “the high premium that we put on identifying women by their relationship
(past or present) with men” is evident in a variety of social and linguistic phenomena. Which of the following scenarios is
NOT an illustration of this observation? [pp. 117-120]
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course ANT 253 taught by Professor Danesi during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Fall '08