Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis-Language Acquisition [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics]: Questions 1 - 2 of 3

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Question 1

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question MCQ▾

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

Which of the following has/have been observed in speech perception experiments?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Infants and adults show categorical perception of consonant sounds, that is, the ability to treat what is a continuous acoustic feature as discrete.

b.

Speech perception experiments with infants show that they are sensitive at birth to the rhythmic properties of their language, as the difference between stress-timed and syllable-timed languages.

c.

The phoneme Restoration effect seen in speech perception experiments (where people hear phonemes that have been replaced by noise or a cough) shows that speech is perceived as linear.

d.

Infants are sensitive to sounds that are not part of the phonemic inventory of the languages (s) to which they are exposed, but older children and adults are not.

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Question 2

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.

All languages and their grammars change through time

b.

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

c.

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

d.

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

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