Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis-Presupposition and Implicature [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) .

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

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Who discovered the Silverback Slug in 1960?

P: Someone discovered the Silverback Slug in 1960

b.

The police ordered the students to stop drinking.

P: The students were drunk

c.

Ruchi՚s parents returned to Alaska over the summer

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

d.

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

P: She had not drunk coffee

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Question 2

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question MCQ▾

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

Match the dialogues in (P-S) to the Gricean Maxim (i-v) that has been flouted to create humor.

Match the Dialogues in P-S to the Gricean Maxim (I-V)
PExcuse me, do you know what time it is?

Yes

(i)Maxim of Relation
Q-How many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Fish

(ii)Maxim of Manner
R-Do you believe in clubs for young men?

-Only when kindness fails.

(iii)Maxim of Quantity
SWhy did the General fly to Panama?

Because the fighting is over

(iv)Maxim of Quality
(v)Maxim of cooperation

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

P- (iv) , Q- (ii) , R- (iii) , S- (i)

b.

P- (iii) , Q- (i) , R- (ii) , S- (iv)

c.

P- (i) , Q- (iii) , R- (iv) , S- (v)

d.

P- (i) , Q- (v) , R- (ii) , S- (v)

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