Al_quiz3

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Al_quiz3

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  • 1. 
    Slang
    • A. 

      Jargon and made up words from a foreign land.

    • B. 

      Informal verbal communication that is generally unacceptable for formal writing

    • C. 

      Is the non continual and never-changing use and definition of words in informal conversation, often using references as a means of comparison or showing likeness.

    • D. 

      Complete disregard of the english language by using formal words in a proper setting.

  • 2. 
    Polysemous
    • A. 

      Words that have multiple meanings.

    • B. 

      Words that have only one meaning.

    • C. 

      Words that have mutiple meanings and spellings.

    • D. 

      A word that has no meaning

  • 3. 
    Root
    • A. 

      Foundations of all words that came before it.

    • B. 

      A word that contains prefixes.

    • C. 

      The form of a word after all affixes are removed.

    • D. 

      A word that contains suffix and prefix at the same time

  • 4. 
    Bound Morphone
    • A. 

      A morpheme which never occurs alone but is attached to other morphemes.

    • B. 

      A morpheme which always occurs alone but is not attached to other morphemes.

    • C. 

      A morpheme which always occurs and is attached to other morphemes.

    • D. 

      A morpheme that is unattached to other morphemes but always occurs alone.

  • 5. 
    Homographs
    • A. 

      Words that are spelled identically and pronouced differently.

    • B. 

      Words that are spelled identically and possibly pronounced the same.

    • C. 

      Words that are spelled differently and pronouced the same.

    • D. 

      Words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently.

  • 6. 
    Homonyms
    • A. 

      Words that are pronounced differently and spelled the same, but have the same meaning.

    • B. 

      Words that are spelled the same and pronounced differently.

    • C. 

      Words that are pronounced and possibly spelled the same, but with a different meaning.

    • D. 

      Words that have one meaning but are spelled and prounounced differently.

  • 7. 
    Homophones
    • A. 

      Words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings.

    • B. 

      Words that are pronounced differently and spelled the same, but have the same meaning.

    • C. 

      Words that sound different but have the same spellings and meanings.

    • D. 

      Words that are the same but have different spellings and meanings.

  • 8. 
    Lexicon
    • A. 

      A dictionary for people who speak at public events.

    • B. 

      A speakers mental dictionary.

    • C. 

      New vocabulary words.

    • D. 

      Internet jargon

  • 9. 
    Morpheme
    • A. 

      The smallest unit of linguistic meaning or function.

    • B. 

      A unit of measuring syllables in poetry.

    • C. 

      The structure of vowel pronouncation.

    • D. 

      The largest unit of linguistic meaning or function.

  • 10. 
    Morphology
    • A. 

      The science of breaking down sentence structure and meaning.

    • B. 

      The identification, analysis and description of the structure of pro-nouns and other units of meaning in a language such as words, affixes, parts of speech, intonation/stress, or unidentified context.

    • C. 

      A chronological order of the structure of word formation.

    • D. 

      A sub-field of linguistics that studies internal structure of words and relationships among words

  • 11. 
    Ebonics
    • A. 

      Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian base languages.

    • B. 

      Languages of Europe belong to the Indo-European language family.

    • C. 

      An alternative term used in 1997 for various dialects of the African-American English.

    • D. 

      A language that is the recorded or hypothetical ancestor of another language or group of languages.

  • 12. 
    Etymology
    • A. 

      The history of words; the study of the history of words.

    • B. 

      The history of language; the study of the history of language.

    • C. 

      The study of language and history of words.

    • D. 

      The study of the history of language.

  • 13. 
    Phonology
    • A. 

      Phonology is the study of how sounds are used in natural languages in North America.

    • B. 

      Sounds in relation to regional language dialects.

    • C. 

      The study of word sounds and the development of language arts.

    • D. 

      The sub-field of linguistics that studies structure and systematic pattering of sounds in human language

  • 14. 
    Phonetics
    • A. 

      Structure of language construction using complex language breakdowns.

    • B. 

      The system of group languages and simple speech patterns

    • C. 

      The study of language and how it relates to sound patterns

    • D. 

      The system of speech sounds of a language or group of languages

  • 15. 
    Pragmatics
    • A. 

      The technical term meaning, roughly, what the person speaking or writing actually meant, rather than what the words themselves mean.

    • B. 

      Slow progression into the meaning of actual text.

    • C. 

      Thinking and writing what is actually meant and understanding what is actually ment by those words.

    • D. 

      A new way to figure out what the text means, rather than reading between the lines of the acutal text.

  • 16. 
    Semantics
    • A. 

      The deciphering of anicent codes.

    • B. 

      Finding the correct meaning instead of the broad definition.

    • C. 

      The study of meaning, reference, truth, and related notions.

    • D. 

      The study of linguistics of English writing and literature.

  • 17. 
    Syntax
    • A. 

      The rules for sentences that apply to all writing and dialog.

    • B. 

      The rules of sentence formation; the componet of mental grammar and structure of phrases and sentences.

    • C. 

      The underlying meaning hidden in text in books.

    • D. 

      The planning and use of words in grammar and structure of sentences and phrases.

  • 18. 
    Antonym
    • A. 

      The word of seperate meanings.

    • B. 

      The word of equal meaning.

    • C. 

      The word of same meaning.

    • D. 

      The word of opposite meaning.

  • 19. 
    Acronym
    • A. 

      A word formed by adding the intial letters of to a sentence.

    • B. 

      A word formed by combining the initial letters of a series or related words.

    • C. 

      A word deleted by addition of letters and numbers.

    • D. 

      A word that is created by adding intial letters to the beginning and end of a word.

  • 20. 
    Clause
    • A. 

      A group of words containing a subject and predicate.

    • B. 

      A group of words that do not contain a subject or predicate.

    • C. 

      A word that only contain a subject.

    • D. 

      A word that only contains a predicate.

  • 21. 
    Creole
    • A. 

      Languge that is created by local populance to become the offical language of the region.

    • B. 

      Language that is formed from the local populace to become the standard speech of the community.

    • C. 

      A southern form of dialect, spoken in the south of America.

    • D. 

      Pidgin language that has become the establish as the native language of a speech community.

  • 22. 
    Connotation
    • A. 

      A new meaning that goes along with the suggested meanings.

    • B. 

      An additional, suggested meaning as opposed to a literal, direct meaning.

    • C. 

      The literal direct meaning of a word.

    • D. 

      An additional, meaning of a word that are the same as the literal, direct meaning.

  • 23. 
    Cognate
    • A. 

      Words that have the same root but different orgin.

    • B. 

      Words that have the opposite linguistic root or orgin.

    • C. 

      Words that have the same linguistic root or origin.

    • D. 

      Words that have the opposite root but same orgin.

  • 24. 
    Denotation
    • A. 

      The literal direct meaning of a word.

    • B. 

      The literal opposite meaning of a word.

    • C. 

      A word with no direct meaning.

    • D. 

      A way to write the direct meaning of a word.

  • 25. 
    Metonymy
    • A. 

      A direct challenge to the reader through the text.

    • B. 

      A figure of speech that has nothing to do with the place or item mentioned.

    • C. 

      A figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another.

    • D. 

      The crossing of two figures of speech in the same sentence.