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Sign language: Quiz


Question 1: BSL, ________ and NZSL are usually considered to belong to a language family known as BANZSL.
AuslanAmerican Sign LanguageAustraliaEnglish language

Question 2: ________ (fingerspelling) are used in sign languages, mostly for proper names and technical or specialised vocabulary borrowed from spoken languages.
Latin alphabetTactile signingGreek alphabetFingerspelling

Question 3: For example, a teacher and deaf student of English in the United States might use Signed English to cite examples of English usage, but the discussion of those examples would be in ________.
SingaporeMadagascarAmerican Sign LanguageCanada

Question 4: Professional ________ have studied many sign languages and found them to have every linguistic component required to be classed as true languages.
Noam ChomskyLinguisticsSemanticsPragmatics

Question 5: The ________ systems of oral languages are primarily sequential: that is, the majority of phonemes are produced in a sequence one after another, although many languages also have non-sequential aspects such as tone.
English orthographyPhonemeInternational Phonetic AlphabetPhonology

Question 6: ________ (status per country/region)
British Sign LanguageLegal recognition of sign languagesNew Zealand Sign LanguageIrish Sign Language

Question 7: Linguistic typology (going back on ________) is based on word structure and distinguishes morphological classes such as agglutinating/concatenating, inflectional, polysynthetic, incorporating, and isolating ones.
Edward SapirFranz BoasBertrand RussellNoam Chomsky

Question 8: Such activities involve considerable effort on the part of the interpreter, since sign languages are distinct ________ with their own construction and syntax, different from the aural version of the same principal language.
ThoughtAntónio DamásioPerceptionNatural language

Question 9: Sign languages commonly develop in ________, which can include interpreters, friends and families of deaf people as well as people who are deaf or hard of hearing themselves.
Deaf AmericanAmerican Sign LanguageDeaf cultureCochlear implant

Question 10: Others possibly influenced by ASL include Ugandan Sign Language, Kenyan Sign Language, ________ and Malaysian Sign Language.
ManilaAmerican Sign LanguageCatalan languageFilipino Sign Language


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