Noam Chomsky Quiz

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Noam Chomsky Quiz

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  • 1. 
    He published Syntactic Structures a theory of...
    • A. 

      Universal grammar

    • B. 

      Generative grammar

    • C. 

      Linguistic teory

  • 2. 
    Two of the most prominent structuralist linguists are: Ferdinand de Saussure, in European structuralism and Leonard Bloomfield, in American structuralism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    American and European structuralism did not had the same objective : describe and classify linguistic units, though they do not share the same perspective.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Chomsky's linguistics is a "top down" approach. Which starts from?  syntax and competent speech   individual phonemes.
    • A. 

      Syntax and competent speech

    • B. 

      Individual phonemes.

  • 5. 
    Chomsky fame initially arose, however, from his work as a linguistic philosopher and his still controversial suggestion that the human brain is somehow equipped at birth with a _________________ out of which all human languages later develop.
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