TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Oral Language Skills Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is a written form common in the Middle East?

Question 2 2. What is defined as the smallest unit of sound that has meaning?

Question 3 3. What is one tool a speaker can use to avoid confusing people with his dialect?

Question 4 4. Chef Caleb 'akses' his line cooks to peel potatoes. This error is part of:

Question 5 5. The component of language that involves two parts, syntax and morphology is known as _____ development.

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Question 6 6. Vocal traits DO NOT include:

Question 7 7. Who proposed that children are born with a language acquisition device?

Question 8 8. Which theory places the most emphasis on social interaction in the development of language?

Question 9 9. All of the following statements about language are true, EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. Referring to an elevator as a lift is an example of what?

Question 12 12.

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

Question 14 14. Morphology is defined as the

Question 15 15. The idea of the Language Acquisition Device, developed by Noam Chomsky, could be described as:

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Question 16 16. What is defined as a sound, or set of sounds, that make a difference in the meaning of a language, but has no meaning on its own?

Question 17 17. How are expressive language and receptive language different?

Question 18 18. Phonology is the

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Josh is talking with his teacher; each time the teacher is talking, Josh waits for him to stop before he starts talking again. Which component of language is represented in this example?

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Question 21 21. The study of how a language is constructed is defined as

Question 22 22. The main theorist of nativist theory is:

Question 23 23. How do the written languages from the East and written languages from the West differ?

Question 24 24. Some people say the word 'wonder' with a distinct pronunciation of the 'r' at the end. Others, might say the same word and leave the 'r' sound off to end their pronunciation sounding more like 'ah'. These differences in pronunciation are called _____.

Question 25 25. The component of language that involves the rules of structure and speech sounds is called _____.

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Question 26 26. The holophrastic stage refers to the time when

Question 27 27. How do children learn syntax?

Question 28 28. 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:

Question 29 29. A seven month old baby repeatedly babbles 'bababa' and 'dadada'. This is an example of

Question 30 30. Which statement correctly compares the function of Broca's area and Wernicke's area?

TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Oral Language Skills Chapter Exam Instructions

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