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Language development: Quiz


Question 1: In fact research has shown that the earliest learning begins in utero when the ________ can recognize the sounds and speech patterns of its mother's voice.
EmbryologyPrenatal developmentUmbilical veinFetus

Question 2: The nativist theory, proposed by ________, argues that language is a unique human accomplishment.
Henry David ThoreauAnarchismNoam Chomsky's political viewsNoam Chomsky

Question 3: Language development is a process starting early in human life, when a person begins to acquire ________ by learning it as it is spoken and by mimicry.

Question 4: Brown (1973) observed that 75% of children's two-word utterances could be summarised in the existence of 11 ________ relations:
Formal semanticsPragmaticsSemanticsLinguistics

Question 5: ________ involves the rules for appropriate and effective communication.

Question 6: ________ involves the rules about the structure and sequence of speech sounds.
PhonologyIrish phonologyInternational Phonetic AlphabetEnglish phonology

Question 7: The behaviorist theory, proposed by ________ suggests that language is learned through operant conditioning (reinforcement and imitation).
George Armitage MillerRoger Wolcott SperryNeal E. MillerB. F. Skinner

Question 8: ________ consists of vocabulary and how concepts are expressed through words.
SemanticsLinguisticsFormal semanticsPragmatics

Question 9: At around four months, cooing turns into babbling which is the repetitive ________-vowel combinations.
Alveolar consonantConsonantPalatal consonantVelar consonant

Question 10: The first, ________, is the rules in which words are arranged into sentences.
Morphology (linguistics)Generative grammarSyntaxGrammar


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