The Study of Language Quiz – MCQ 01

The Study of Language Quiz – MCQ 01. Language is an integral part of human communication, enabling us to convey our thoughts, emotions, and ideas to others. The study of language is a complex field that involves examining the structural, functional, and sociocultural aspects of language.

The ability to communicate effectively is essential in various areas of life, including education, business, and social interactions. The Study of Language Quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the fundamental concepts and principles of language.

The Study of Language Quiz – MCQ 01

This quiz aims to provide a deeper understanding of language, including its origins, development, and different forms. Whether you are a linguistics enthusiast or simply interested in enhancing your knowledge of the language, the Study of Language Quiz is an excellent resource to test your language skills and broaden your understanding of this fascinating field.

#1. contain sounds that are not otherwise used in ordinary speech production. They are usually produced with sudden intakes of breath, which is the opposite of ordinary talk, produced on exhaled breath.

#2. behavior that provides information, usually unintentionally

#3. Primitive words could have been imitations of the natural sounds that early humans heard around them and all modern languages have words that are onomatopoeic

#4. words containing sounds similar to the noises they describe (e.g. bang, cuck)

#5. the sounds of a person involved in physical effort could be the source of our language, especially when that physical effort involved several people and had to be coordinated

#6. the idea that humans are genetically equipped to acquire language

#7. a property of language whereby linguistic forms have two simultaneous levels of sound production and meaning, also called ‘double articulation

#8. a property of language that allows users to create new expressions, also called ‘creativity’ or ‘open-endedness’

#9. If Sarah could use a gray plastic shape to convey the meaning of the word red, which property does her ‘language’ seem to have?

#10. the part of the throat that contains the vocal cords, also called the voice box

#11. What is the name given to the writing system used for Russian?

#12. a property of language that allows users to talk about things and events not present in the immediate environment

#13. behavior used intentionally to provide information

#14. the process whereby knowledge of a language is passed from one generation to the next

#15. the property of language enables people to talk about ‘the future’:

#16. a property of language describing the fact that there is no natural connection between a linguistic form and its meaning

#17. In most religions, there appears to be a divine source who provides humans with language

#18. the area inside the throat above the larynx

#19. a property of a communication system whereby each signal is fixed as relating to one particular object or occasion

#20. divided into a left side and a right side, with control of functions on one side or the other (used in describing the human brain)



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