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English Language Variations Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which term refers to the vocabulary of a language?

Question 2 2. Which region has a characteristically more relaxed and melodic tone?

Question 3 3. What is the overall purpose of all language?

Question 4 4. Which region is known for being the standard language of American English?

Question 5 5. What is culture?

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Question 6 6. Which of these is not a regional variation in language?

Question 7 7. Which of the below statement is NOT true?

Question 8 8. The cultural and social patterns of speech variation within a culture are known as a culture's

Question 9 9. One of the greatest variances in language comes from

Question 10 10. What is defined as the study of language and how it is affected by region, social class, relationship, and even gender?

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Question 11 11. Karla wants to prepare her ESOL students for their job interviews. To ensure the proper use of formal language registers with students, the best approach is:

Question 12 12. Different accents, pronunciations, intonations, and expressions that English speakers use are forms of:

Question 13 13. Karla teaches students who are learning English and struggling a bit with terms their teacher uses in reading and writing classes, such as prefix, noun, and conjugation. Karla can help her English learners by:

Question 14 14. A student in Karla's ESOL class asks what the expression ''What a weirdo!'' means. Karla should:

Question 15 15. Karla is a teacher of English to speakers of other languages. Her students are going on a trip to Alabama, and Karla knows they will notice people's southern accent. Karla can best prepare her students by doing which of the following:

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is TRUE as it relates to dialects?

Question 17 17. You're on the phone with a close friend having casual conversation when you get another call from a potential employer about a new job. The change in the way you speak with your close friend compared with how you speak to the employer can best be described as a change in which of the following?

Question 18 18. When learning English as a second language, the best approach involves which of the following?

Question 19 19. In the field of sociolinguistics, style is most closely associated with which of the following concepts?

Question 20 20. Which of the following would be a factor of interest to a sociolinguist when studying a person's use of the language?

English Language Variations Chapter Exam Instructions

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