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ENG 175 Berriman Midterm study questions 1 Explain with examples what it is that we have in our heads when we truly know a language You should cover the following terms putting them in their appropriate order as discussed in class MORPHOLOGY PHONETICS PHONOLOGY PRAGMATICS SEMANTICS SYNTAX Give an example of a morphological rule in English and explain how the rule works Since English doesn t have inf1xes explain a morphological rule about a language that does use inf1xes and explain What role does quotcaretaker speechquot play in language acquisition How should caretakers talk with babies What have you learned that supports the theory that language acquisition is innate in humans Provide examples that prove this theory What s the difference between phonetics and phonology How does the study of phonemes help explain why foreigners speak English with an accent How is the internal structure of words hierarchical Give examples Explain how learning a finite set of rules can lead to infinite possibilities in language use Touch on at least two of the six levels of language knowledge A child will say quotgoedquot for a few days then quotwentquot for a while then quotgoedquot again making parents think he is regressing Is that true What is going on in his language acquisition process Give some evidence that proves we know that a child is developing rules as he acquires language Give some examples ofa child s being able to classify words into grammatical categories For instance how can we know that a child recognizes a noun as a noun or a verb as a verb Does the quotpractice makes perfectquot approach as in pianoplaying or tennis work in language acquisition Explain What is meant by assimilation in the rules of phonology Give examples Explain how you account for the fact that we can distinguish between the following when they are heard quotthe Kahn tractquot and quotthe contractquot In terms of syntax what is the difference between these two nonsense sentences 20 21 22 Colorless green ideas sleep furiously Furiously ideas sleep green colorless Give an example of a structurally ambiguous sentence and explain how rules of syntax can illustrate the two or more possible meanings If you know all the words of a language do you KNOW that language Explain Include why a wordtoword translation from one language to another is virtually impossible Explain the difference between the denotative and the connotative meaning of a word Are two words ever truly synonymous Explain with examples What is the difference between linguistic competence and linguistic performance How is language productive Explain the semantic analysis of words by categories Give an example of how two different languages may categorize differently All languages have quoteuphemismsquot Why How do they work Give an example of presupposition on the part of the speaker in an utterance Do the same with subtle manipulation What does a dichotic listening test help prove about the brain and language In what ways other than in y examples 1 I 39 Jdoes g 0 change G1ve r
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