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Lexical Analysis test 3 Vocabulary in Connections: Multi- word items in English

Reading Comprehension test 3 Name: _________________________________Date: ________ Score: ____/ 30 pts. Mark: _________ Instruction: You have 40 minutes to do this quiz. Read the instructions carefully and provide the correct answer.

I. Are the statements T (True) or F (False) (10 pts) 1. _____ The idiom principle restricts the choices not just in a given slot, but in the surrounding co-textual slots. 2. ______ Many open or two- word compounds are noun such as brown-eyed, long-haired, three-legged. 3. ______ The uncommonness particles are up and out, followed by off, in, on and down. 4. ______ Idioms chosen reflects the genre: technical terms and clear signaling of structure and clause

relationships. 5. ______ Multi-word items are the result of lexical and semantic processes of fossilization and word-formation, rather than the results of the operation of grammatical rules. 6. ______ Compounding is an extremely productive process in word-formation. 7. ______ Fixedness is language specific and it has particular sociocultural connotations and associations. 8. ______ Multi-word items are typically presented as a problem in teaching and learning as foreign language. 9. ______ Restricted collocations are cases where certain words occur almost entirely in the co-text of one or two other words, or of a narrow set of words. 10.______ Phrasal verbs are typically metaphorical in historical or etymological terms.

II. Match the following statements with the correct answer (10 pts) 1. _____ is the degree to which a multi-word item is conventionalized in the language

A. Compounds

2. _____ is the degree to which a multi-word item cannot be interpreted

B. Phrasal Verbs.

3. _____ is the degree to which a multi-word item is frozen as a sequence of words

C. Idioms

4. _____ are the largest and most tangible group, but arguably the least interesting.

D. Prefabs


Lexical Analysis test 3 Vocabulary in Connections: Multi- word items in English 5. _____ are combinations of verbs and adverbial or prepositional particles

E. Non-compositionality

6. _____ are very complex group and they have holistic meanings.

F. Institutionalisation

7. _____ has been deliberately chosen here as very general term

G. Pragmatic errors

8. _____ are preconstructed phrases, phraseological chunks, which form structuring devices. H. Collocation 9. _____ also include the use of multi-word with inappropriate evaluations

I. Fixed phrases

10. ____ is a very important principle underlying the structure of language

J. Fixedness

III. Read and complete with the appropriate answer. (10 pts) 1. Torrential rain is an example of a __________________ 2. ______________________ is a vocabulary item which consists of a sequence of two or more words. 3. ____________ are especially associated with journalism as well as informal conversation 4. ____________ with multi-word items may arise simply through failure to recognize a string as _________ ____________ 5. Learners of a L2 have several problems of ________________ and _______________________ 6. The most appropriate strategy for teaching the multi-word items is the use of ____________ _____________ 7. Some multi-word are infrequent items and have important roles in ______________ 8. Collocations studies are now inevitably associated with __________

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