Language Acquisition in the Classroom Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How do you use pragmatics to interpret a sign that says Luggage must be carried on the escalator ?

Question 2 2. Vowels and consonants are examples of

Question 3 3. A child typically has a vocabulary of at least 450 words by what age?

Question 4 4. A child should be able to imitate spoken words by what age?

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is NOT a nativist perspective on language development?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is a step in the development of language?

Question 7 7. Which of the following BEST explains why the alarm calls made by vervet monkeys should not be considered language?

Question 8 8. Between 1 and 2 years old what skills do most children gain?

Question 9 9. Saying 'wailwoad' for 'railroad' is an example of

Question 10 10. An example of a morpheme is

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Question 11 11. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is an example of a receptive speech delay?

Question 13 13. What is a speech delay?

Question 14 14. A child should be able to recognize a parent's voice by what age?

Question 15 15. By what age will most children have acquired the ability to speak their first word?

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Question 16 16. A child can identify and correctly use spatial relations by age:

Question 17 17. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is NOT correct?

Question 19 19. How could you BEST describe the role that grammar plays in language?

Question 20 20. Which of the following would be considered an example of language according to principle of combinability?

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Question 21 21. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements about child-directed speech is FALSE?

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT an example of an expressive speech delay?

Question 24 24. What word means vague or unclear?

Question 25 25. How do children learn syntax?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is a critique of the nativist theory of language development?

Question 27 27.

Brandon is a toddler whose vocabulary consists of labels, such as 'doggie' for all four-legged animals and 'ball' for anything round. His neighbor Cara, who is a few months older, says 'thank you' when given something, and 'good doggie' when she sees the family pet respond to a command.


Brandon exhibits the _____ language style, while Cara is developing _____ language.

Question 28 28. Toddler Andrea recently began saying the word 'play' very excitedly. Her parents understand she is saying she wants to play now. This is an example of which type of speech?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is an argument against Noam Chomsky's theory of universal language?

Question 30 30. Two-year-old Caroline wakes up from her nap and repeatedly says, 'go park', which her mother interprets as a desire to play at the park. This an example of which type of speech?

Language Acquisition in the Classroom 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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