GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics: Questions 1 - 6 of 47

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Question 1

Question

MCQ▾

Which of these is the smallest identifiable grammatical unit?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Stem

b.

Phoneme

c.

Word

d.

Morpheme

Question 2

Question

MCQ▾

In which category would ‘verbs’ full in the India grammatical tradition?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Naama

b.

Ankhyaata

c.

Nipaata

d.

Upsurge

Question 3

Description and Prescription

Question

MCQ▾

A graphic symbol that represents an idea or concept, independent of any particular language and specific words or phrases is called:

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

A monograph

b.

An ideograph

c.

A sonograph

d.

A logograph

Question 4

Question

MCQ▾

In the sentence ‘I went to the market’ , ‘to’ is a/an:

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Prepositional

b.

Adverb

c.

Infinitival

d.

Interjection

Question 5

Description and Prescription

Question

MCQ▾

A word occurring only once in each corpus is called

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

tris legomena

b.

hapax legomena

c.

tetrakis legomena

d.

dis legomena

Question 6

Question

Match List-Ⅰ List-Ⅱ▾

Match the Column 1 with Column 2

List-Ⅰ (Column - 1)List-Ⅱ (Column - 2)
(A)

H. Paul Grice

(i)

The Prague School

(B)

John Austin

(ii)

Language as a form of Action

(C)

J. J. Gumperz

(iii)

Interactional Sociolinguistics

(D)

Roman Jacobson

(iv)

The Cooperative Principle

Choices

Choice (4)Response
  • (A)
  • (B)
  • (C)
  • (D)

a.

  • (iv)
  • (ii)
  • (i)
  • (iii)

b.

  • (iii)
  • (ii)
  • (i)
  • (iv)

c.

  • (iv)
  • (i)
  • (ii)
  • (iii)

d.

  • (iv)
  • (ii)
  • (iii)
  • (i)

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