GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics: Questions 17 - 19 of 47

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Question 17

Biological Foundations and Language Faculty

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Statistical learning in language development in infants refers to ________.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Calculating regularities in speech to isolate words

b.

Infant data that researchers use to understand language growth

c.

Early mathematical knowledge that infants can demonstrate

d.

Learning to differentiate phonemes as they are used in spoken words

Question 18

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Consider the following set of Phrase Structure Rules in a toy grammar: [Note: T is tens, P is preposition, V is verb and N is noun; they project their respective phrasal units TP, PP, VP and NP]

Which of the following sentences can be generated by these rules?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The golden bells in the church always ring for prayers

b.

The golden bells are probably ringing in the church

c.

The silent bells say that the pastor has not visited the bell tower

d.

Bells ring to let believers know that mass will begin

Question 19

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

In syntactic terms, which of the following is the odd one out?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Belle regarded the Beast as incompetent

b.

Belle identified the Beast as incompetent

c.

Belle struck the Beast as incompetent

d.

Belle viewed the Beast as incompetent

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