GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics: Questions 39 - 41 of 47

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Question 39

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Which of the following sets illustrates sound symbolism in English?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Duck, suck, luck, tuck

b.

Mash, splash, bash, crash

c.

Flash, shine, sear, glimmer

d.

Forte, piano, allegro, crescendo

Question 40

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Which of the following speech errors is not expected in natural languages? The items that are swapped are indicated in capitals. The intended phrase is tight-ly pack-ed.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Pightly Tacked

b.

PACKly TIGHTed

c.

tightED PackLy

d.

tighKly paTed

Question 41

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

Multiple select Question (MSQ) , carry Two mark each (no negative marks) .

What can be said about the intent and nature of prescriptive rules for languages. Which of the following motivates the singular use?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Sometimes the gender information is not known and it is easier to use they then he/she

b.

Using gendered pronouns can lead to gendered interpretations of the messages

c.

The use of they in the singular replaces the sex specific he and she pronouns

d.

Both c. and b. are correct

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