Language Acquisition in Humans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If you were looking at a picture of the vocal folds, how could you tell if they were producing sound?

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements about phonation is NOT true?

Question 3 3. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

Question 4 4. All of the following are characteristics of pre-linguistic language development, EXCEPT:

Question 5 5. What in the brain helps us learn new tasks and even language by activating neural pathways related to the action we are witnessing?

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Question 6 6. What part of the brain is a clustered group of neurons that help with movement as well as processes the emotional content of what we hear and read?

Question 7 7. What is a typical characteristic of an adolescent reader?

Question 8 8. What is language development?

Question 9 9. What is the overall relationship between language development and adulthood?

Question 10 10. How can we understand language development in adults with hearing loss?

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Question 11 11. The component of language that involves two parts, syntax and morphology is known as _____ development.

Question 12 12. Which theory places the most emphasis on social interaction in the development of language?

Question 13 13. A child who draws things that look like letters, but aren't really letters is likely in the _____ stage of writing development.

Question 14 14. A child who scribbles on a paper, but does not fully realize that the way they move their hand determines what type of scribbles they make, is likely in the _____ stage of writing development.

Question 15 15. What consonant sounds do we use our soft palates to make?

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Question 16 16. What cartilage part of the phonatory system has a primary duty to block the opening of the larynx when we swallow so we don't choke?

Question 17 17. What external factor do educators need to be aware of that may influence exposure to language and oral language development?

Question 18 18. Which of these is NOT a primary impact of oral language skills on reading development?

Question 19 19. Substitutions of letters and blends to make new words is a good way to teach ____ awareness.

Question 20 20. The link between written and spoken language is called:

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Question 21 21. Noam Chomsky argues that babies acquire language

Question 22 22. Which of the following are the correct stages of speech development?

Question 23 23. Which of the following occurs first in the phonation process?

Question 24 24. How do children learn syntax?

Question 25 25. What part of the brain first processes words we read in a book before sending the information to other parts to determine the meaning of the words?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is an example of oral language?

Question 27 27. The amount of _____ an adult has attained can impact their language use.

Question 28 28. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

Question 29 29. A child who writes phrases, but does not use punctuation, and misspells many words, is likely in the _____ stage of writing development.

Question 30 30. What party of our anatomy is made of cartilage, muscles, and tissues which work together to give us our voices?

Language Acquisition in Humans Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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