Language And Culture Quizzam Numero DOS

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Culture Quizzes & Trivia

Dr. Heidemann's Quizzam Number Two for Language and Culture December 2012


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What defines a demographic status? 
    • A. 

      High vs. Low presence of language in public spheres and institutions. Does language have political or legal representation and support? Do policies promote or denigrate the language?

    • B. 

      High V. Low concentrations of linguistic group in society. Are speakers geographically isolated, clustered, segregated?

    • C. 

      High vs. Low prestige, attached to identity of linguistic community. Do speakers experience cultural stigma, prejudice or negative stereotyping? Are the young members in society motivated to use the language?

  • 2. 
  • 3. 
    • A. 

      High vs. Low presence of language in public spheres and institutions. Does language have political or legal representation and support? Do policies promote or denigrate the language?

    • B. 

      High V. Low concentrations of linguistic group in society. Are speakers geographically isolated, clustered, segregated?

    • C. 

      High vs. Low prestige, attached to identity of linguistic community. Do speakers experience cultural stigma, prejudice or negative stereotyping? Are the young members in society motivated to use the language?

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      High vs. Low prestige, attached to identity of linguistic community. Do speakers experience cultural stigma, prejudice or negative stereotyping? Are the young members in society motivated to use the language?

    • B. 

      High V. Low concentrations of linguistic group in society. Are speakers geographically isolated, clustered, segregated?

    • C. 

      High vs. Low presence of language in public spheres and institutions. Does language have political or legal representation and support? Do policies promote or denigrate the language?

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      When young minority language speakers adopt more dominant languages but do not maintain their mother language

    • B. 

      When young minority language speakers adopt more dominant languages and maintain their mother tongue.

    • C. 

      When minority language speakers enter into contact with another language community and begin to widely adopt this language.

    • D. 

      When the last speakers of a minority language die.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      To influence education and learning. Ex: Mandatory use of Irish Gaelic in primary schools across Ireland.

    • B. 

      To influence promotion or exclusion. Ex: Recognition of French and English across Canada. Ex: Banning of Spanish in Tucson public schools.

    • C. 

      To influence grammar. Ex: 'I' before 'E' except after 'C' believe vs. ceiling

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      To influence education and learning. Ex: Mandatory use of Irish Gaelic in primary schools across Ireland.

    • B. 

      To influence promotion or exclusion. Ex: Recognition of French and English across Canada. Ex: Banning of Spanish in Tucson public schools.

    • C. 

      To influence grammar. Ex: 'I' before 'E' except after 'C' believe vs. ceiling

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      To influence education and learning. Ex: Mandatory use of Irish Gaelic in primary schools across Ireland.

    • B. 

      To influence promotion or exclusion. Ex: Recognition of French and English across Canada. Ex: Banning of Spanish in Tucson public schools.

    • C. 

      To influence grammar. Ex: 'I' before 'E' except after 'C' believe vs. ceiling

  • 9. 
    Discuss the difference between forms of language planning and policy-making that are based on the principle of assimilation versus those that are based on the principle of pluralism.
  • 10. 
    Assimilation switching between two or more languages or language varieties in the context of a single conversation. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Pluralism is linguistic diversity and multilingualism are a social problem that must be suppressed or eradicated through LPP. Ex: USA, France, China, South Africa, Argentina 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Switching between two or more languages or language varieties in the context of a single conversation, in a manner consistent with the syntax and phonology of each variety. Ex: Spanglish.

    • B. 

      When minority language speakers enter into contact with another language community and begin to widely adopt this language.

    • C. 

      Understanding how and why individuals mimic the speech of another group. Borrowing another language variety is often an expression of identity. EX: using words from different ethnic groups and adopting them into your own language pattern.

    • D. 

      When the last members of a minority language die leaving the language to die with them.

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Switching between two or more languages or language varieties in the context of a single conversation, in a manner consistent with the syntax and phonology of each variety. Ex: Spanglish.

    • B. 

      When minority language speakers enter into contact with another language community and begin to widely adopt this language.

    • C. 

      Understanding how and why individuals mimic the speech of another group. Borrowing another language variety is often an expression of identity. EX: using words from different ethnic groups and adopting them into your own language pattern.

    • D. 

      When the last members of a minority language die leaving the language to die with them.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Language Endangerment

    • B. 

      Language Death

    • C. 

      Language interest decreases

    • D. 

      Language Not being taught in schools

    • E. 

      Language Maintenance

    • F. 

      Language Revitalization

    • G. 

      Language Loss

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      Corpus

    • B. 

      Code-Switching

    • C. 

      Acquisition

    • D. 

      Language Death

    • E. 

      Language Revitalization

    • F. 

      Status