Talking Animal - Quiz On Sociolinguistics 1(Week 7, After Midterm Exam)

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  • 1. 
    Words like ‘lovely’ and ‘nice’ are claimed to be used more by women than men. This is a case of __________ differentiation.
    • A. 

      Gender-exclusive

    • B. 

      Gender-inclusive

    • C. 

      Gender-variable

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 2. 
    A register is a bit of talk that is appropriate in particular _______.
    • A. 

      Speech situations

    • B. 

      Societies

    • C. 

      Conditions

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    The co-existence of languages in a fairly stable relationship is known as _____.
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Language maintenance

    • C. 

      Language stagnation

    • D. 

      Language shift

  • 4. 
    _____ are among certain features of non-standard varieties that are singled out by prescriptivists.
    • A. 

      Double consonants

    • B. 

      Double objects

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Double negatives

  • 5. 
    The replacement of forms such as ‘chairman’ by ‘chair(person)’ and ‘fireman’ by ‘fire fighter’ involves the elimination of ______ forms.
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Generic neuter

    • C. 

      Genitive

    • D. 

      Generic feminine

  • 6. 
    Sociolects are usually thought of in terms of the _____ of the speakers.
    • A. 

      Origins

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Socialbility

    • D. 

      Socio-economic status

  • 7. 
    The ______ of words seen as offensive, obscene or disturbing is known as euphemism.
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Excessive use

    • C. 

      Playful use

    • D. 

      Semantics

  • 8. 
    Social stratification is the view that _____ is an important correlate of differences in language usage.
    • A. 

      SIS

    • B. 

      SES

    • C. 

      SOS

    • D. 

      SAS

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    In sociolinguistics the term ________ denotes any prohibition on the use of particular lexical items.
    • A. 

      Totem

    • B. 

      Toto

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Taboo

  • 10. 
    Men claim to use non-standard forms more than women do. This is a case of ______.
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Exocentric prestige

    • C. 

      Inherent impoliteness

    • D. 

      In-group covert prestige

  • 11. 
    The disappearance of Cornish in Cornwall in the 18th century is a case of _______.
    • A. 

      Language death

    • B. 

      Language shift

    • C. 

      Language stagnation

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 12. 
    The situation with Breton in France and Gaelic in Scotland involves _____.
    • A. 

      Language shift

    • B. 

      Language maintenance

    • C. 

      Language stagnation

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 13. 
    Informal or faddish usages by nearly anyone in the speech community are known as ______.
    • A. 

      Langue

    • B. 

      Slang

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Jargon

  • 14. 
    ‘Would you mind opening the window?’ This sentence contains a ______.
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Statement of purpose

    • C. 

      Politeness formula

    • D. 

      Prestige formula

  • 15. 
    In situation involving _____ community languages are used at home, in shopping, and recreational and cultural activities.
    • A. 

      Multinationalism

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Multiculturalism

    • D. 

      Multilingualism

  • 16. 
    The topic of language and gender includes the differences in language use that are associated with the gender of the speaker, the addressee and/or the ______. a. none of these
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Referent

    • C. 

      Participant

    • D. 

      Linguist

  • 17. 
    In sociolinguistics the term jargon denotes the vocabulary peculiar to _____.
    • A. 

      Faddish usage

    • B. 

      Politics

    • C. 

      Some field

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 18. 
    Double negatives (‘She don’t know nothing’) are among certain features of non-standard varieties that are singled out by ______.
    • A. 

      Structuralists

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Descriptivists

    • D. 

      Prescriptivists

  • 19. 
    The avoidance of words seen as offensive, obscene or disturbing is known as _____.
    • A. 

      Euphemism

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Feminism

    • D. 

      Euphoria

  • 20. 
    The social construction of masculinity involves _____.
    • A. 

      Saving face

    • B. 

      Facing the consequences

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Accommodation

  • 21. 
    ______ are usually thought of in terms of the socio-economic status of the speakers.
    • A. 

      Dialects

    • B. 

      Sociolects

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Idiolects

  • 22. 
    A _____ is a bit of talk that is appropriate in particular speech situations.
    • A. 

      Register

    • B. 

      Conversation

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Speech

  • 23. 
    ______ lends weight to the notion that ‘we talk like those we talk to’.
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Social network analysis

    • C. 

      Social stratification analysis

    • D. 

      Networking skills

  • 24. 
    In situations involving ____ community languages are used at home, in shopping, and recreational and cultural activities.
    • A. 

      multilingualism

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Multiculturalism

    • D. 

      Multinationalism

  • 25. 
    In certain societies men and women use different verb forms. This is a case of ______ differentiation.
    • A. 

      Gender-inclusive

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Gender-exclusive

    • D. 

      Gender-variable

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