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Linguistics

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Linguistics game quiz
"I present to you some rather challenging queries on the world of linguistics...good luck!"

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1. Who was considered the 'Father of Linguistics', a Swiss guy, who authored the seminal book entitled 'Course in General Linguistics'?
    Ferdinand de Saussure
    Leonard Bloomfield
    William James
    Noam Chomsky


2. What is the name of the linguistic school, which attempted to uncover 'Discovery Procedures'; that are internally imbedded, and compose the underlying units of language?
    structuralists
    transfomationalists
    phenomenologist
    deconstructionists


3. Since language is arbitrary, but contain 'Permitted Moves'...what term best describes the system of this communicational system?
    managed
    games
    structured
    deviant


4. What three components, generally, make up a system of a typical language?
    sign sign signs
    semiosis syntax frames
    phonology syntax semantics
    frames semantics utterances


5. What is the smallest segment of sound, that comprises the basic building blocks of a language?
    terameme
    morpheme
    phoneme
    metameme


6. What is the term for unchanging, gliding vowels; which can be either consonant-based or vowel-based?
    complementary pairs
    variations
    diphthongs
    morpheme pairs


7. The morpheme is the smallest syntactical unit. How many morphemes would the word 'antidisestablishmentarianism' have?
    5
    1
    6
    11


8. Which of the following is not a breed of Morpheme, found in most languages?
    inflectional
    derivational
    strange
    free


9. What are the two main structures, found when deconstructing a sentence into a tree-diagram?
    s prepositions
    np vp
    verb clause and prepositionals
    determiners and deictics


10. After, we analyze the syntactical order and construction, and find it worthy of our 'Permitted moves', does it mean that it will convey an idea cogently to us?
    Yes
    No


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Compiled Jun 28 13