Langauge (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 5 of 14

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Question number: 1

» Langauge » Syntax

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Word order in a sentence is determined by which of the following types of rules?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

Syntax

b.

Morphological

c.

Phonological

d.

Semantic

Question number: 2

» Langauge » Theories, Applications and Issues

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“Language is not coordinated with thought in young children, but eventually language is used in most private thought. ” This statement summarizes a theory of

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Whorf

b.

Vygotsky

c.

von Frisch

d.

Zipf

Question number: 3

» Langauge » Speech Perception and Processing

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A two-year-old who wants to be handed a ball might simply say “ball. ” This is an example of

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Choice (4) Response
a.

overextended speech

b.

telegraphic speech

c.

holophrastic speech

d.

overregulated speech

Question number: 4

» Langauge » Units (Phonemes, Morphemes, Phrases)

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Two bears and a donkey lived happily ever after. Which of the following is true of the sentence above?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

“Two cats and a dog lived happily ever after” shared the same deep structure.

b.

Only the word “lived” has any semantic meaning.

c.

The sentence is structured by phonological rules.

d.

The word “bears” is made up of two morphemes.

Question number: 5

» Langauge » Theories, Applications and Issues

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The Whorfian hypothesis points that

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Choice (4) Response
a.

a culture’s language structure influences how the speakers perceive reality

b.

two closely related species will develop different breeding seasons

c.

a diagnostic label influences how others interpret an individual’s behavior

d.

the way an eyewitness is questioned may affect his memory of events

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