Talking Animal - Quiz On Sociolinguistics 2 (Week8)

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  • 1. 
    Relexification is a hypothesis about the emergence of _____.
    • A. 

      Creole

    • B. 

      Lingua franca

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Pidgin

  • 2. 
    An acrolect is a variety of ____.
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Pidgin

    • C. 

      Lingua franca

    • D. 

      Creole

  • 3. 
    A pidgin which has become established as a first language in a speech community is known as _______.
    • A. 

      Creole

    • B. 

      Lingua franca

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Pidgin

  • 4. 
    A basilect is a variety of _____.
    • A. 

      Lingua franca

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Pidgin

    • D. 

      Creole

  • 5. 
    A language that develops when speakers of  two different languages come into contact and don’t know each other’s language is known as a ______.
    • A. 

      Pidgin

    • B. 

      Creole

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Lingua franca

  • 6. 
    A ‘third’ language used for communication among speakers of different languages is known as a ____.
    • A. 

      Pidgin

    • B. 

      Lingua franca

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Creole

  • 7. 
    Lines on maps representing clear _____ between speakers of dialects are called isoglosses.
    • A. 

      Contact areas

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Boundaries

    • D. 

      Isomorphic relations

    • E. 

      Borders

  • 8. 
    Line on maps representing clear boundaries between speakers of dialects are known as ______.
    • A. 

      Isotopes

    • B. 

      Isomorphisms

    • C. 

      Isoglosses

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 9. 
    Speakers are usually not aware of _____, but their use provides organization to the discourse.
    • A. 

      Sentence markers

    • B. 

      Clause markers

    • C. 

      Utterance markers

    • D. 

      Discourse markers

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 10. 
    The term anaphoric is used to denote _____.
    • A. 

      Conjunctions

    • B. 

      Ellipsis

    • C. 

      A cohesive device

    • D. 

      None of these

    • E. 

      A metaphoric relationship

  • 11. 
    Any bit of talk which is distinct from other bits of talk in a speech situation is called _____.
    • A. 

      A sentence

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      A clause

    • D. 

      An utterance

    • E. 

      Discourse

  • 12. 
    The set of _____ produced by a speaker is called discourse.
    • A. 

      Registers

    • B. 

      Utterances

    • C. 

      Sentences

    • D. 

      None of these

    • E. 

      Clauses

  • 13. 
    The set of utterances produced by a speaker is called ________.
    • A. 

      Clause

    • B. 

      Utterance

    • C. 

      Sentence

    • D. 

      None of these

    • E. 

      Discourse

  • 14. 
    The form that talk takes in any given context is called ______.
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Performance

    • C. 

      Register

    • D. 

      Style

    • E. 

      Genre

  • 15. 
    Old survivals of lexical items such as shippon ‘cow-house’ are known as _____.
    • A. 

      Neologisms

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Archaisms

    • D. 

      Slang

  • 16. 
    New creations of lexical items are known as _____.
    • A. 

      Neologisms

    • B. 

      Slang

    • C. 

      Archaisms

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 17. 
    The use of [v]armer for ‘farmer’ in SW England is known as ____.
    • A. 

      Medial fricative voicing

    • B. 

      Initial fricative voicing

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Final fricative voicing

  • 18. 
    Speakers’ underlying knowledge of the linguistic system are the rules for the appropriate use of language in speech situation is known as ____.
    • A. 

      Communicative performance

    • B. 

      Communicative competence

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Linguistic competence

  • 19. 
    Social situations in which there is appropriate use of language are called _____.
    • A. 

      Language situations

    • B. 

      Talk situations

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Speech situations

  • 20. 
    The term cataphoric is used to denote _____.
    • A. 

      Cohesive device

    • B. 

      Conjunctions

    • C. 

      A metaphoric relationship

    • D. 

      Ellipsis

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 21. 
    The term anaphoric is used to denote ____.
    • A. 

      Ellipsis

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      A metaphoric relationship

    • D. 

      A cohesive device

  • 22. 
    The languages constituting West Romance involve _____.
    • A. 

      None of these

    • B. 

      Dialect continua

    • C. 

      Dialect sequences

    • D. 

      Dialect continents

  • 23. 
    In some dialects ‘You should can do it’ is used instead of ‘You ought to be able to do it’. This is a case of _____.
    • A. 

      Double standards

    • B. 

      Double modals

    • C. 

      None of these

    • D. 

      Double tense

  • 24. 
    The study of linguistic variation in terms of the geographical distribution of speakers is known as _____.
    • A. 

      Dialectology

    • B. 

      None of these

    • C. 

      Acentology

    • D. 

      Dialectics

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