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Language Features & Acquisition Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In this stage of learning a language, you know a few words and might be able to answer 'yes' or 'no' to a question.

Question 2 2. In which stage of second language acquisition can you comprehend nearly everything that is said, but your speech is not yet as good as that of a native speaker?

Question 3 3. In which stage of the language development process are you as fluent as a native speaker?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a morpheme?

Question 5 5. Which word contains three different morphemes?

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Question 6 6. Which is a free morpheme?

Question 7 7. Language transfer is:

Question 8 8. What is L1?

Question 9 9. What is L2?

Question 10 10. Semantics means:

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Question 11 11. Which word or term describes the subtle differences in meaning or shades of meaning we associate with words?

Question 12 12. What is the best method of distinguishing between literal meaning and figurative meaning?

Question 13 13.

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 14 14. 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.

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements describes children's language development in Asian cultures?

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Question 16 16. Why are previous academic achievements not always a good indicator of successful English language acquisition?

Question 17 17. What should teacher expectations be based on for English language acquisition?

Question 18 18. Is a student's level of literacy a good indication of their ability to use English?

Question 19 19. What word means vague or unclear?

Question 20 20. Which is another term for pragmatics?

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Question 21 21. What does conversational implicature mean?

Question 22 22. When writing a cover letter the syntax should be:

Question 23 23. Which of the following BEST describes syntax?

Question 24 24. If you are writing a poem, your syntax can be:

Question 25 25. In which system will students sometimes respond to their teacher's native language questions by speaking in their second language?

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Question 26 26. How are students expected to learn the definitions of words in systems which do not allow for use of a student's native language?

Question 27 27. In which of the following systems is direct translation encouraged?

Question 28 28. In which stage of language development might you know a few two- or three- word phrases?

Question 29 29. Which word is a lexical morpheme?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT a stage of L1 development?

Language Features & Acquisition Chapter Exam Instructions

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