GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics: Questions 26 - 28 of 47

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Question 26

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?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Characterize inter-dialectal differences

b.

Encode changes to spoken language

c.

Characterize the universal grammar of languages

d.

Provide criteria for written language

Question 27

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

For which of the following sentence (s) can the assigned presupposition (P) hold?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Ruchi՚s parents returned to Alaska over the summer

P: Ruchi՚s parents had been to Alaska sometime before the summer

b.

If she had drunk coffee this morning, she would have been more alert.

P: She had not drunk coffee

c.

Who discovered the Silverback Slug in 1960?

P: Someone discovered the Silverback Slug in 1960

d.

All c., a. and b. are correct

Question 28

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Sign languages have long been used by the deaf communities to communicate amongst themselves. Which of the following is correct?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Signs in sign languages are dominantly iconic and transparent with respect to the meaning they encode.

b.

Children who are hearing-impaired do not converge on a language without instruction in signing and/or speaking

c.

Sign language shows duality of patterning with meaningless gestures combining to create single sign.

d.

Sign languages are pidgin like, rudimentary communication systems

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