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Prosody (linguistics): Quiz


Question 1: The details of a language's prosody depend upon its ________.
Irish phonologyInternational Phonetic AlphabetEnglish phonologyPhonology

Question 2: This area is associated with Brodmann areas 44 and 45 (Broca's area) of the left ________.
Frontal lobeInsular cortexHuman brainCerebrum

Question 3: An ________ is an acquired or developmental impairment in comprehending or generating the emotion conveyed in spoken language.
Expressive aphasiaAphasiaBroca's areaAprosodia

Question 4: In similar manner, prosodic pitch must not obscure tone in a ________ if the result is to be intelligible.
Tone (linguistics)Vowel harmonyTone sandhiFloating tone

Question 5: For instance, in a language with ________ vowel length, this must be marked separately from prosodic syllable length.
International Phonetic AlphabetPhonologyPhonemeEnglish orthography

Question 6: In ________, prosody (from Greek προσῳδία, prosōidía) is the rhythm, stress, and intonation of speech.
Noam ChomskySemanticsPragmaticsLinguistics

Question 7: In terms of ________, the prosodics of oral languages involve variation in syllable length, loudness, pitch, and the formant frequencies of speech sounds.
OpticsPhysicsClassical mechanicsAcoustics

Question 8: In cued speech and ________, prosody involves the rhythm, length, and tension of gestures, along with mouthing and facial expressions.
List of sign languagesManually coded languageLegal recognition of sign languagesList of sign languages by number of native signers


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