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Question 25

Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis
Phonation

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Voice Onset Time (VOT) is an acoustic cue used by our auditory- perceptual systems. Which of the following sounds can be identified using VOT?

(i) Voiced Stops

(ii) Unvoiced Stops

(iii) Prenasalised Stops

(iv) Aspirated stops

(v) Ejective Stops

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

(i) , (iii) , (v) but not (ii) and (iv)

b.

(i) , (ii) , (iv) but not (iii) and (v)

c.

(i) , (ii) , (iii) , (iv) but not (v)

d.

(iv) , (v) but not (i) , (ii) and (iii)

Question 26

Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Which of the following kinds of evidence are offered in support of an innateness view of the human language ability?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Children learn the languages (s) in their environment without explicit instruction

b.

Speakers of all languages can produce and understanding an infinite number of sentences

c.

All humans, no matter how primitive their societies, have the capacity for language

d.

All a., b. and c. are correct

Question 27

Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis
Basic Syntactic Units

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question

MCQ▾

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

Analyze the following Shakespearean sentences, and observe the differences between Early Modern English and Modern English – that, is, how you would say these sentences today. What can we say in precise, grammatical terms about the syntactic changes that have occurred?

Analyse the Following Shakespearean Sentences
Thou marvell at my wordsMacbeth, Macbeth, III. ii
Macbeth doth comeThird Witch, Macbeth, I. iii
Wilt thou use thy wit?Claudio, Much Ado About Nothing, V. i
Do you fear it?Cassius, Julius Caesar, I. ii
Knows he not thy voice?First Lord, all՚s Well that ends well, IV. i
Didst thou not say he comes?Baptista, Taming of the shrew, III. ii
Can՚t not rule her?Leontes, Winter՚s Tale, II. iii
What says thou?Olivia, Twelfth Night, III. Iv
What dost thou say?Othello, Othello, III. iii
Whom overcame he?Boyette, Loves Labors Lost, IV. i

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

In wh- and yes-no questions the main verb can raise to Head, CP [Complementizer Phrase] .

b.

The agreement forms of Early Modern English included a different form for 2nd person, singular subjects.

c.

Pronominal forms are unchanged from Early Modern into Modern English

d.

All a., c. and b. are correct

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