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Here, you'll find all kinds of quizzes on linguistics -- the study of languages and their history. From the Indo-European language family to the International Phonetic Alphabet to the formation of pidgins, it's all here!

For quizzes about a particular world language (such as French or Malay), try following the link to the World Languages category.
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31 Son of Language Family Values
Somewhat easier than the first entry in the series (!), this quiz simply asks players to match a language to the correct family (or vice versa), or to pick the "odd language out"!
15 Q
Mar 08 13
528 plays
32 Matve's Linguistics Challenge
Welcome to my Linguistics Challenge. Anyone who is doing a Linguistics degree should not complain about the difficulty of the questions; anyone else is welcome to be totally baffled.
Very Difficult
10 Q
May 17 02
2259 plays
33 Communication Continuum 2
This is the second quiz in a series of quizzes on the Communication Continuum. This one is about the level known as Intentional Communication.
10 Q
Jul 15 08
396 plays
34 Communication Continuum
This is a follow up to my quiz on Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). It is on the level of communication known as Intentional-Symbolic Communication which is the highest level in the continuum.
10 Q
Jul 01 08
453 plays
35 Communication Continuum 3
This quiz is about the stage in the Communication Continuum termed as either Pre, or Un-Intentional Communication.
10 Q
Jul 22 08
423 plays
36 Dictating Linguistic Terms
Past dictators have teamed up with me to illustrate a few linguistic terms involving wordplay/nameplay.
10 Q
Mar 15 11
489 plays
37 From Budapest to Volochanka
This is a quiz about the Uralic language family. Many of these languages are unfamiliar to anyone but specialists in linguistics, so the quiz may be tough! We wrap up with several questions about Uralic in general.
20 Q
Aug 27 14
132 plays
38 Language Family Values
The process of codifying language families is a difficult one, often involving decades of research and yielding many missteps. This quiz will test your knowledge of language families both proven and hypothetical!
10 Q
Mar 01 13
453 plays
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Last Updated Dec 03 14 3:18 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* Who was considered the 'Father of Linguistics', a Swiss guy, who authored the seminal book entitled 'Course in General Linguistics'?
* 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?
* Since language is arbitrary, but contain 'Permitted Moves'...what term best describes the system of this communicational system?
* What three components, generally, make up a system of a typical language?
* What is the smallest segment of sound, that comprises the basic building blocks of a language?

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