Phonetics Final

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Phonetics Quizzes & Trivia

Matching dialects and suprasegmental definitions


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Variation in speech and language patterns across groups of people
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Intonation

    • C. 

      Dialects

  • 2. 
    Chain shifts, mergers, and r-production are what?
    • A. 

      Linguistic factors for American English

    • B. 

      Boundaries of a dialect

    • C. 

      Elements of intonation

  • 3. 
    Geography, immigration routes, language contact, settlement patterns are what factors?
    • A. 

      Ways speech and language parameters are changing

    • B. 

      Sociohistoric factors of a regional dialect

    • C. 

      Linguistic factors or American English

  • 4. 
    What is not an aspect of dialect?
    • A. 

      Morphosyntax and phonology

    • B. 

      Pragmatics and semantics

    • C. 

      Articulation and prosody

  • 5. 
    Syntactic marker, sentence type, expresses emotion, marks new information, and marks important information are elements of what?
    • A. 

      Intonation

    • B. 

      Stress

    • C. 

      Rhythm

  • 6. 
    A pattern of pitch across a phrase of utterance
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Intonation

    • C. 

      Tempo

  • 7. 
    Pitch, intensity, duration, sound quality, and pause/tempo are elements of
    • A. 

      Tempo

    • B. 

      Intonation

    • C. 

      Stress

  • 8. 
    This is not created by a single mechanism. It varies according to idiolect, dialect, or communicative setting.
    • A. 

      Prosody

    • B. 

      Linguistic stress

    • C. 

      Lexical tone

  • 9. 
    The distribution of various levels or stress across a syllable chain (languages differ in it's characteristics)
    • A. 

      Rhythm

    • B. 

      Tempo

    • C. 

      Final juncture

  • 10. 
    Pause, Final syllable/ phrase lengthening, and speaking rate are all parts of
    • A. 

      Paralinguistics

    • B. 

      Rhythm

    • C. 

      Tempo