Components of Language Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which form of discourse might a college professor employ when needing to deliver a full lecture to his class?

Question 2 2. What are speech acts?

Question 3 3. Genre refers to:

Question 4 4. What is a 'sign' in the linguistic field?

Question 5 5. What is the best method of distinguishing between literal meaning and figurative meaning?

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Question 6 6. Semantics means:

Question 7 7. What is the Yorkshire dialect influenced by?

Question 8 8. How many regional dialects exist in the United States?

Question 9 9. What is the name of the standard accent that pairs with standard English in the United Kingdom?

Question 10 10. Register is often determined by what?

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Question 11 11. An example of formal register in writing would be:

Question 12 12. Formal registers are often used to create a tone of objective _____.

Question 13 13. The positioning of words in a sentence is called _____.

Question 14 14. The process of figuring out the meaning of unknown words using syntax is _____.

Question 15 15. In the simplest of terms, syntax is _____.

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Question 16 16. What does conversational implicature mean?

Question 17 17. What is the implication when someone asks you How are you?

Question 18 18. Which is another term for pragmatics?

Question 19 19. In which language do phonological rules predict how speech sounds will change?

Question 20 20. What is phonology?

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Question 21 21. What is the main component of phonology that phonologists use to predict how speech sounds will change?

Question 22 22. Which is a free morpheme?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a morpheme?

Question 24 24. Which word is a lexical morpheme?

Question 25 25. How can we simply define discourse?

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Question 26 26. How can we define academic discourse?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT an element of discourse?

Question 28 28. Which of the following answers is NOT a positive characteristic of oral discourse?

Question 29 29. What does semantics determine?

Question 30 30. In the United States, people with this regional dialect of American English often call doughnuts 'fatcakes':

Components of Language Chapter Exam Instructions

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