Quiz To Learn Everything About Interactional Sociolinguistics

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Have you ever guessed the theories behind the usage of the language by individuals in face-to-face interaction? Check out our online quiz and understand the theoretical and methodological perspectives on language use.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is it called when parents talk about their kids in a language that the kids do not understand?

    • A.

      Situational Code-Switching

    • B.

      Metaphorical Code-Switching

    • C.

      Linguistic Code-Switching

    • D.

      Unconscious Code-Switching

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphorical Code-Switching
    Explanation
    p. 143 - metaphorical code-switching - a deliberate choice on the part of the speaker to convey a certain meaning

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  • 2. 

    Contextualization cues are universal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    p. 143 - different groups/cultures have different contextualization cues

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  • 3. 

    What contextualization cues did ITAs in Pickering's (2001) not show?

    • A.

      Fewer rising tones

    • B.

      More rising tones

    • C.

      Lack of rapport-building

    • D.

      Using I instead of we

    Correct Answer
    B. More rising tones
    Explanation
    The ITAs in Pickering's study did not show more rising tones as contextualization cues. This means that they did not use an upward inflection in their speech to indicate a question or uncertainty. Instead, they may have used other intonation patterns or cues to convey meaning.

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  • 4. 

    A movie preview is an example of what keying?

    • A.

      Make-believe

    • B.

      Contest

    • C.

      Ceremonials

    • D.

      Technical redoings

    • E.

      Regroundings

    Correct Answer
    D. Technical redoings
    Explanation
    p. 133 - cinematic previews can be thought of as demonstrations

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  • 5. 

    Apologizing is a form of 

    • A.

      Grammatical competence

    • B.

      Sociocultural competence

    • C.

      Strategic competence

    • D.

      Actional competence

    • E.

      Discourse competence

    Correct Answer
    D. Actional competence
    Explanation
    p. 135 - Actional competence - the capacity to choose the right speech act to convey a given illocutionary force, such as apologizing

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  • 6. 

    Context is a social construct.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    p. 137 - Most researchers agree that context is a psychological construct.

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  • 7. 

    The sentence below is an example of which contextual cue:    The fires, which swept through California, have focused attention on climate change.

    • A.

      Restrictive relative clause

    • B.

      Non-restrictive relative clause

    • C.

      Pause

    • D.

      Intonation

    Correct Answer
    C. Pause
    Explanation
    p. 141 - An example involving pauses is the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive relative clauses. --> The contextual cue is the pause - not the grammar.

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  • 8. 

    What is an example of failed contextualization?

    • A.

      Yawning when bored

    • B.

      Using a high pitch when talking to a baby

    • C.

      Being silent when someone says "knock knock"

    • D.

      Fidgeting when nervous

    Correct Answer
    C. Being silent when someone says "knock knock"
    Explanation
    p. 141 -142 - list of contextualization cues - being unaware of formulaic phrases is a failed contextualization

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