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The Foundation of Language Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Vowels and consonants are examples of

Question 2 2. How could you BEST describe the role that grammar plays in language?

Question 3 3. Which of the following would be considered an example of language according to principle of combinability?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is NOT a syntactical consideration?

Question 5 5. When writing a cover letter the syntax should be:

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Question 6 6. Which of the following BEST describes syntax?

Question 7 7. When learning English as a second language, the best approach involves which of the following?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is TRUE as it relates to dialects?

Question 9 9. In the field of sociolinguistics, style is most closely associated with which of the following concepts?

Question 10 10. In the context of Stephen Krashen's theory, how does discourse aid language development?

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Question 11 11. What is the main focus of discourse?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT true about discourse in a classroom setting?

Question 13 13. What is the best method of distinguishing between literal meaning and figurative meaning?

Question 14 14. What does semantics determine?

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. What is the main component of phonology that phonologists use to predict how speech sounds will change?

Question 17 17. Which is an example of a phonological rule?

Question 18 18. How does phonology differ from phonetics?

Question 19 19. What is the smallest meaningful unit of language called?

Question 20 20. What is a free morpheme?

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Question 21 21. What does a derivational morpheme do to a word?

Question 22 22. The cultural and social patterns of speech variation within a culture are known as a culture's

Question 23 23. Which of these is not a regional variation in language?

Question 24 24. What is defined as the study of language and how it is affected by region, social class, relationship, and even gender?

Question 25 25. An example of a morpheme is

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 27 27. Which of the following would be a factor of interest to a sociolinguist when studying a person's use of the language?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of a communication strategy?

Question 29 29. Semantics means:

Question 30 30. What is phonology?

The Foundation of Language Chapter Exam Instructions

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