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Social & Cultural Influences on Language Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is a creole language?

Question 2 2. What was the ultimate goal of forcing a colonial people to speak an imperial language?

Question 3 3. Many imperialists forced colonized people to conduct their education in the imperial language. Why was this an efficient way to keep some people out of political power?

Question 4 4. Which of the following lists of languages are related and developed by drifting from a common parent language?

Question 5 5. Why might language variations be limited to one region instead of spreading to everyone that speaks that language?

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Question 6 6. Which geographical feature is LEAST likely to encourage the formation of a different dialect or language?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is NOT a factor in the improved life conditions for people with communication disorders today?

Question 8 8. Dysfluency is another term for what type of speech challenge?

Question 9 9. People with impairments of speech often benefit from using AAC systems. What does AAC stand for?

Question 10 10. What is the most typical perception of the relationship between intelligence and language?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is not usually associated with intelligence?

Question 12 12. People from _____ are often served poorly by a focus on language as the main indicator of intelligence.

Question 13 13. All of the following statements are true about language development in children EXCEPT:

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

Question 15 15. 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 16 16. Bilingualism is defined as what?

Question 17 17. In the late 19th century, what was the prevailing theory about bilingualism?

Question 18 18. According to modern theories, why does bilingualism help improve brain functions?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an accurate difference, on average, between males and females using language?

Question 20 20. When we think about language _____, we are talking about how children learn language in the first place.

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Question 21 21. How might socialization account for language differences between men and women?

Question 22 22. Which of the following refers to how language is learned in the first place?

Question 23 23. What describes the relationship between language outcomes for those with disabilities and socioeconomic status?

Question 24 24. People can alter their language outcome by accessing better _____ over their life span.

Question 25 25. Recognizing a language as an official language of the state legitimizes it as _____.

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Question 26 26. What might be a reason more speakers in tropical environments speak languages or dialects with more vowels and softer consonants?

Question 27 27. Better awareness of people with communication disorders not only increases acceptance in society, but enables the person with the disorder to _____.

Question 28 28. Which is the most accurate way to describe the relationship between language and intelligence?

Question 29 29.

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 30 30. Which part of the 19th-century theories on bilingualism do modern researchers still agree with?

Social & Cultural Influences on Language Chapter Exam Instructions

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