Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis-Linguistic Reconstruction -External vs. Internal [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics]: Questions 1 - 2 of 2

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Question 1

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question MCQ▾

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

Consider carefully the following data from four languages. Which deduction (s) can plausibly be made using the methods of comparative reconstruction?

Consider Carefully the Following Data from Four Languages
Language ALanguage BLanguage CLanguage DGloss
DueBiDoDoiTwo
NasoNosaSronNasNose
FratelloAnaiaBrathairFrateBrother
PadreAitaPathairPataFather
SetteZazpiSeachtSapteSeven
OrecchioElarriCluasUrecheEar
DieciHamarDeichZeceTen

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Language A and D are closely related

b.

Language A is distantly related to Language C

c.

Languages A, B, C and D are all unrelated Languages

d.

Language D is distantly related to Language B

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Question 2

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.

Words are manipulated systematically using defined rules

c.

The game manipulation targets varying units of the phonological form

d.

Only children use language games

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