GRE Psychology: Language Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. An English-speaking student attends a class in which instruction is 100% in French. This approach to second-language learning is referred to as _____.

Question 2 2. Josh is talking with his teacher; each time the teacher is talking, Josh waits for him to stop before he starts talking again. Which component of language is represented in this example?

Question 3 3. Bilingual education programs promote _____.

Question 4 4. A cornerstone of Vygotsky's theory of cognitive development is that society and culture play a key role in promoting development. What type of perspective is this considered to be?

Question 5 5. All of the following strategies promote multicultural instruction in the classroom EXCEPT:

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Question 6 6. According to Vygotsky, what is the process of constructing an internal representation of external physical objects or actions?

Question 7 7. Many children in kindergarten enjoy playing 'house.' How does the value of play benefit young children, according to Vygotsky?

Question 8 8. An example of a morpheme is

Question 9 9. The holophrastic stage refers to the time when

Question 10 10. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

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Question 11 11. Vowels and consonants are examples of

Question 12 12. The component of language that involves two parts, syntax and morphology is known as _____ development.

Question 13 13. In the _____ approach to language acquisition, up to 5% of class time is spent using the second language.

Question 14 14. According to Vygotsky, which of the following is true about the acquisition of meaning and understanding?

Question 15 15. Which theory places the most emphasis on social interaction in the development of language?

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Question 16 16. How could you BEST describe the role that grammar plays in language?

Question 17 17. According to Vygotsky, a child's use of the word 'da' for daddy is indicative of which stage of speech development?

Question 18 18. A seven month old baby repeatedly babbles 'bababa' and 'dadada'. This is an example of

Question 19 19. Which of the following would be considered an example of language according to principle of combinability?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is an argument against Noam Chomsky's theory of universal language?

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Question 21 21. Which statement correctly compares the function of Broca's area and Wernicke's area?

Question 22 22. Which of the following BEST explains why the alarm calls made by vervet monkeys should not be considered language?

Question 23 23. _____ takes into consideration the student's level of English language proficiency.

Question 24 24. Overextending language is when a baby

Question 25 25. Who proposed that children are born with a language acquisition device?

GRE Psychology: Language Chapter Exam Instructions

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