GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics: Questions 23 - 25 of 47

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Question 23

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Consider the sentence “Little children marched past the church song” . Assume the starting rule of the contact free grammar describing the language to be , where S is the start symbol, NP is the noun phrase and VP is the verb phrase. For the given sentence, how many words does VP contain?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Four

b.

One

c.

Three

d.

Two

Question 24

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Identify the pair of words with a circumfix from the list below.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Reduced, Repeated

b.

Transformation, Transportation

c.

Enlighten, Embolden

d.

Enquiring, Inquiring

Question 25

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Language games are a way to manipulate spoken as the following examples from three languages show. Identify the correct statement (s) below about language games.

Language Games Are a Way to Manipulate Spoken
LanguageUsual Word FormGame Word FormGloss
BakwiriKondi mokoNdiko komoRice one person
EnglishPig laetm KantriRgpe aetrnle AntrikePig Latin country
MarathiKai chal-lai marathiKapmai chapmal-lai mepmerathiWhats up? Marathi

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

The intent is to disguise or conceal conversation

b.

The game manipulation targets varying units of the phonological form

c.

Words are manipulated systematically using defined rules

d.

All a., c. and b. are correct

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