Levels of Grammar and Grammatical Analysis-Semantics and Pragmatics [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Linguistics]: Questions 1 - 4 of 4

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Question 1

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question MCQ▾

Multiple Select Question (MSQ) , carry One mark each (no negative marks)

Which of the following pairs of words do not stand in troponymous relationship?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

limp-walk

b.

lisp-talk

c.

dream-sleep

d.

Both b. and a. are correct

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Question 2

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question MCQ▾

Multiple Select Question (MSQ) , carry One mark each (no negative marks)

“I look forward to visiting teachers” . What does this sentence demonstrate?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Semantic role ambiguity

b.

Syntactic Ambiguity

c.

No ambiguity

d.

Both b. and a. are correct

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Question 3

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question MCQ▾

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

The meaning relax or calm down for the word ‘chill’ is an example of what kind of semantic change?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Pejoration

b.

Metonymy

c.

Metaphor

d.

Synecdoche

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Question 4

Appeared in Year: 2021

Question MCQ▾

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

If ‘Aam Aadmi’ is translated as ‘Mango Man’ , which type of ambiguity does the translation demonstrate?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Morphosyntactic

b.

Lexical

c.

Syntactic

d.

Morphological

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