GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics: Questions 37 - 38 of 47

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Question 37

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) , carry Two mark each (for each wrong answer: )

Match the dialogues in (P-S) to the Gricean Maxim (i-v) that has been flouted to create humor.

Match the Dialogues in P-S to the Gricean Maxim (I-V)
PExcuse me, do you know what time it is?

Yes

(i)Maxim of Relation
Q-How many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Fish

(ii)Maxim of Manner
R-Do you believe in clubs for young men?

-Only when kindness fails.

(iii)Maxim of Quantity
SWhy did the General fly to Panama?

Because the fighting is over

(iv)Maxim of Quality
(v)Maxim of cooperation

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

P- (iv) , Q- (ii) , R- (iii) , S- (i)

b.

P- (iii) , Q- (i) , R- (ii) , S- (iv)

c.

P- (i) , Q- (iii) , R- (iv) , S- (v)

d.

P- (i) , Q- (v) , R- (ii) , S- (v)

Question 38

Language as an Object of Inquiry and Its Structure

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) , carry One mark each (for each wrong answer: 1 ⁄ 3) .

Match the following communication systems (P-T) to their type (i-vi) and select the correct sequence:

The Match the Following Communication Systems
PBird song(i)Indexical and discrete
Q
The Symbolic and Continuous
(ii)Symbolic and Continuous
RFootprints on the beach(iii)Symbolic and discrete
SDirection indication in bee dance(iv)Indexical and continuous
TBird calls(v)Iconic and discrete
(vi)Iconic and Continuous

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

P- (iii) , Q- (v) , R- (i) , S- (ii) , T- (iv)

b.

P- (iv) , Q- (v) , R (iii) , S- (ii) , T- (vi)

c.

P- (v) , Q- (vi) , R- (ii) , S- (iv) , T- (iii)

d.

P- (ii) , Q (v) , R- (v) , S- (iii) , T- (i)

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