MTEL English: Language Acquisition Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The holophrastic stage refers to the time when

Question 2 2. What is a free morpheme?

Question 3 3. Scaffolding vocabulary instruction means:

Question 4 4. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is an argument against Noam Chomsky's theory of universal language?

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Question 6 6. The process of making something automatic through lots of practice is called:

Question 7 7. Which statement correctly compares the function of Broca's area and Wernicke's area?

Question 8 8. What is the smallest meaningful unit of language called?

Question 9 9.

In the following sentence what is the bound morpheme?

The cats ran when I turned on the vacuum.

Question 10 10. ESL students can become more successful in the classroom by:

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Question 11 11. Leo is in the two-word period of linguistic development. He's able to say short phrases like 'play dog' and 'food mommy'. What likely age is Leo?

Question 12 12. A seven month old baby repeatedly babbles 'bababa' and 'dadada'. This is an example of

Question 13 13. Which of the following BEST explains why the alarm calls made by vervet monkeys should not be considered language?

Question 14 14. Why is chunking helpful?

Question 15 15. What does a derivational morpheme do to a word?

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Question 16 16. What is phonology?

Question 17 17. Between 1 and 2 years old what skills do most children gain?

Question 18 18. All of the following are characteristics of pre-linguistic language development, EXCEPT:

Question 19 19. By what age will most children have acquired the ability to speak their first word?

Question 20 20. How could you BEST describe the role that grammar plays in language?

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Question 21 21. Word walls are:

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements about pre-linguistic speech is FALSE?

Question 23 23. Things that just happened a few seconds ago are stored in _____, which is very limited.

Question 24 24. Overextending language is when a baby

Question 25 25. What is the first major phonological skill developed?

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Question 26 26. When working memory is overtaxed with too much information, it results in:

Question 27 27. By what age can most children be considered fully intelligible?

Question 28 28. According to the information processing theory, information moves from _____, to working memory, to long-term memory.

Question 29 29. What is morphology?

Question 30 30. Which of the following would be considered an example of language according to principle of combinability?

MTEL English: Language Acquisition Chapter Exam Instructions

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