Linguistics: Quiz


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Question 1: In generativist theory, the collection of fundamental properties all languages share are referred to as ________ (UG).
Noam ChomskyUniversal grammarCreole languageLinguistics

Question 2: Sir William Jones noted that Sanskrit shared many common features with classical ________ and Greek, notably verb roots and grammatical structures, such as the case system.
LatinVulgar LatinOld LatinRoman Empire

Question 3: Arguments in favor of language universals have also come from documented cases of ________ (such as Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language) developing in communities of congenitally deaf people, independently of spoken language.
Sign languageVideophoneVideo Relay ServiceAmerican Sign Language

Question 4: ________ is the study of sign processes (semiosis), or signification and communication, signs and symbols, both individually and grouped into sign systems, including the study of how meaning is constructed and understood.
Ferdinand de SaussurePost-structuralismSemioticsPostmodernism

Question 5: Applications of computational linguistics in machine translation, ________, and natural language processing are areas of applied linguistics which have come to the forefront.
OmegaTOpenOffice.orgComputer-assisted translationCross-platform

Question 6: ________, the analysis of language use in texts (spoken, written, or signed)
Discourse analysisSocial sciencesLinguisticsPragmatics

Question 7: ________ takes the result of those findings and "applies" them to other areas.
Language educationLinguistic prescriptionSecond language acquisitionApplied linguistics

Question 8: For research that relies on ________ and computational linguistics, written language is often much more convenient for processing large amounts of linguistic data.
Lexis (linguistics)Linguistic prescriptionLanguage educationCorpus linguistics

Question 9: For example, the fact that language shows ________ might be attributed to recursive rules.
RecursionRecursion (computer science)MathematicsMathematical logic

Question 10: [18] In De vulgari eloquentia ("On the Eloquence of Vernacular"), ________ expanded the scope of linguistic enquiry from the traditional languages of antiquity to include the language of the day.
Peter AbelardPope John Paul IICatholic ChurchDante Alighieri

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