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Language Development, History & Usage Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

Question 2 2. Which of these is NOT a common link between poverty and student education?

Question 3 3. How do children learn syntax?

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

Question 5 5. Which is a French loanword we use in present-day English?

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Question 6 6. Which of these tends to be true of children who have a more diverse range of experiences?

Question 7 7. What language family is English classified as?

Question 8 8. What types of documents can be written using informal diction?

Question 9 9. Which of these is not one of the 6 components of oral language?

Question 10 10. Every time young Haley says the word 'teddy,' she is given her favorite stuffed bear, which reinforces her understanding and continued use of the word for getting the toy. According to behaviorist theory, this is an example of:

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Question 11 11.

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 12 12. If I can understand you and you can understand me, this is called _____.

Question 13 13. All of the following statements about language are true, EXCEPT:

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

Question 15 15. When baby Terrell says 'wa-wa-wa' and points to a cup, his mother responds with 'you want water,' and reinforces his learning by giving him a drink of water. This is an example of the _____ perspective of language development.

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Question 16 16. How is the theory of universal grammar applied to language acquisition?

Question 17 17. What do we call a variation in a language that involves the use of different word choices, spellings, and pronunciations?

Question 18 18. Which term refers to the vocabulary of a language?

Question 19 19. Which two styles of theater were invented by the Greeks?

Question 20 20. When are students old enough to become self-aware and compare their situations to their peers?

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Question 21 21. Referring to an elevator as a lift is an example of what?

Question 22 22. Which of these is an example of a phoneme in English?

Question 23 23. What style of literature are the Iliad and Odyssey?

Question 24 24. What is informal diction?

Question 25 25. What is culture?

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Question 26 26. Idioms, dialect, and slang are all examples of

Question 27 27. Oral language teaches young children culture. How does this impact reading?

Question 28 28. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

Question 30 30. Why do we use the Latin alphabet to write in the Germanic language of English?

Language Development, History & Usage Chapter Exam Instructions

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