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Language Variation and Identity Quiz

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1. What term is used to describe the variation of language that a specific group of people use, reflecting their particular geographical region, socioeconomic status, or social group?

2. Which concept describes the practice of alternating between two or more languages or dialects within a single conversation or utterance?

3. In sociolinguistics, what term is used to refer to a variety of language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting?

4. Which of the following is NOT a factor influencing language variation?

5. What concept explains the ability of individuals to vary their speech patterns and language use according to context, audience, and purpose?

6. Which theory suggests that an individual's worldview is shaped by the language they speak?

7. What is the term for the phenomenon where speakers of a minority language switch to speaking a dominant language, leading eventually to the minority language falling out of use?

8. Which term describes the use of features from multiple languages or dialects in the creation of a new, blended language?

9. In linguistics, what term refers to a simplified form of language that develops as a means of communication between two groups who do not share a common language?

10. Which of the following best describes the concept of 'linguistic insecurity'?