GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics: Questions 7 - 10 of 47

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Question 7

Question

MCQ▾

Out of the 40 languages having the most native speakers in the world today, 11 are

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Austronesian languages of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

b.

Niger-Congo languages of Africa.

c.

Indo-Aryan languages of South Asia.

d.

Indo-European languages originating in Europe.

Question 8

Question

Match List-Ⅰ List-Ⅱ▾

Match List 1 and 2

List-Ⅰ (Concept)List-Ⅱ (Linguist)
(A)

Semantics

(i)

Noam Chomsky

(B)

Universal grammar

(ii)

Leonard Bloomsfield

(C)

Immediate constituent analysis

(iii)

August Schleicher

(D)

Morphology

(iv)

Michel Breal

Choices

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

a.

  • (ii)
  • (i)
  • (iv)
  • (iii)

b.

  • (iii)
  • (ii)
  • (iv)
  • (i)

c.

  • (iv)
  • (i)
  • (ii)
  • (iii)

d.

  • (iv)
  • (ii)
  • (iii)
  • (i)

Question 9

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

The human speech production system is characterized by which of the following?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

A laryngeal source

b.

A vocal tract that acts as a resonator

c.

A vocal tract that acts as a filter

d.

All b., c. and a. are correct

Question 10

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Figure Shows What is Called a Finite State Machine

The above figure shows what is called a finite state machine. The machine reads one word at a time and transitions to a new state. The states are indicated by boxes and the transitions by arrows. There are three states and and the last is the final state (indicated by two coincident boxes) . The text beside each arrow means the following: determiner (a, an, the) , adjective, noun. The machine starts at and on seeing a determiner (DT) enters the state . Then if it sees an adjective , it remains in the same state. But at state if it sees a noun , it enters the final state. The final state is also called the “accept” state. No other states or state transitions are defined or permitted.

Which of the following will cause the machine to enter , the accept state?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The sky

b.

A vast blue sky

c.

The blue sky

d.

All c., a. and b. are correct

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