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Linguistic Features of English Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The morpheme that gives a word its meaning is a:

Question 2 2. Name the correct number of morphemes in the following sentence: 'Take me to my village to die, surrounded by friends.'

Question 3 3. A morpheme that can stand alone is known as what type of morpheme?

Question 4 4. What situation does the term morpheme exclusively apply to?

Question 5 5. The study of language is part of the study of what?

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Question 6 6. How are languages grouped into families?

Question 7 7. What determines whether a language will be part of a large family or not?

Question 8 8. What two terms are key to defining what language is?

Question 9 9. Which of the following BEST describes syntax?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is NOT a syntactical consideration?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 12 12. When writing a cover letter the syntax should be:

Question 13 13. What does semantics determine?

Question 14 14. What is the best method of distinguishing between literal meaning and figurative meaning?

Question 15 15. Which word or term describes the subtle differences in meaning or shades of meaning we associate with words?

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Question 16 16. Semantics means:

Question 17 17. Linguistics is the study of how humans _____.

Question 18 18. What is the term linguists use to refer to a language that is used in a small, highly-concentrated area?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is the most likely place where you might find a speaker of a language in the Sino-Tibetan family?

Question 20 20. What is the most commonly spoke language in the Niger-Congo family?

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Question 21 21. What is the implication when someone asks you How are you?

Question 22 22. What word means vague or unclear?

Question 23 23. Which is another term for pragmatics?

Question 24 24. What does conversational implicature mean?

Question 25 25. If you were to segment the word 'peach' into different phonemes, how many phonemes would there be?

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Question 26 26. How many phonemes are there in the English language?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is a consonant blend?

Question 28 28. Why is it important to understand phonemes?

Question 29 29. What type of morpheme is the suffix 'less' in the word 'thoughtless'?

Question 30 30. What is vocabulary?

Linguistic Features of English Chapter Exam Instructions

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