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Question 1 Which of the following is/are generally agreed upon as necessary criteria/criterion for claiming that a communication system is a language? Question 2 The study of the ways in which sounds can be combined in any given language is called: Question 3 The branch of linguistics devoted to the study of meaning: Question 4 Which of the following is NOT a kind of syntactic rule proposed by Chomsky? Question 5 According to the study of semantics, understanding the meaning of a sentence requires which of the following conditions? Question 6 “George is not tall enough to ride the roller coaster.” “George is too short to ride the roller coaster.” These sentences are related through: Question 7 According to Miller, a fundamental problem of speech perception is: Question 8 Warren and Warren showed that when presented with a sentence where a sound was replaced by a cough (represented by * here), such as “It was found that the *eel was on the axle,” Question 9 Studies of context and speech perception have shown all of the following phenomena EXCEPT:


Question 10 Studies of speech errors suggest that: Question 11 Studies of sentence comprehension have shown all of the following EXCEPT: Question 12 “I’m going to meet him at the bank.” At the First National Bank, or at the river bank? This type of ambiguity is referred to as: Question 13 Swinney’s research suggests that when we encounter a lexically ambiguous word, Question 14 Which of the following does NOT make a passage of text easier to comprehend, according to research? Question 15 The average eye fixation lasts about: Question 16 Kintsch and Keenan found that we spend more time reading sentences that have: Question 17 Which of the following is NOT true of story grammars? Question 18 Fodor’s modularity hypothesis proposes that: Question 19 Whorf’s linguistic relativity hypothesis: Question 20 Damage to Broca’s area often leads to:

Question 21 The smallest meaningful units of language are called phonemes. Question 22 Semantics is the branch of linguistics that studies meaning. Question 23 The word “bat” is considered to be lexically ambiguous because it has two possible meanings. Question 24 A bridging inference is a system of rules that allows us to comprehend large, integrated pieces of text. Question 25 Grice’s maxim of quantity says that one should be truthful in a conversation. Question 26 Whorf’s hypothesis has been strongly supported by cross-cultural studies of color perception. Question 27 “Turn in your exam” is an example of a directive.


Question 28 Speech errors often involve swapping words with similar meaning, or words with similar sounds, but rarely do they involve both meaning and sound. Question 29 People tend to process both meanings of ambiguous words when they encounter them in sentences. Question 30 Damage to Wernicke’s area is associated with difficulties in speaking.

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