Psychology Exam 3

14 Questions | Total Attempts: 22

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a phoneme?
    • A. 

      A system for communicating with others using signals that convey meaning and are combined according to rules of grammar

    • B. 

      Smallest meaningful units of language

    • C. 

      A set of rules that indicate how phonemes can be combined to produce speech sounds

    • D. 

      Smallest unit of sound that is recognizable as speech rather than as random noise

  • 2. 
    What is an example of a morphological rule, a set of rules that indicate how morphemes can be combined to form words. 
    • A. 

      "the boy hit the ball"

    • B. 

      Ts is an acceptable initial sound in German

    • C. 

      Ba, pa

  • 3. 
    What is the definition of Grammar and what are the two types?
    • A. 

      A system for communicating with others using signals that convey meaning and are combined according to rules of grammar

    • B. 

      A set of rules that indicate how morphemes can be combined to form words, "the boy hit the ball"

    • C. 

      A set of rules that specify how the units of language be combined to produce meaningful messages, rules of morphology, rules of syntax

  • 4. 
    Every sentence must contain one or more _________ which may be combined with adjectives and articles to create noun phrases. 
  • 5. 
    • A. 

      How a sentence is worded

    • B. 

      Meaning of the sentence

  • 6. 
    To comprehend a sentence you what?
    • A. 

      Process the deep structure

    • B. 

      Forget the surface structure

    • C. 

      Extract the surface structure

  • 7. 
    What kind of errors do children usually make while learning language?
    • A. 

      Pronunciation errors

    • B. 

      Vocabulary errors

    • C. 

      Over-generalize grammatical rules

  • 8. 
    What is fast mapping?
    • A. 

      The fact that children can map a word onto an underlying concept after only a single exposure

    • B. 

      Speech is devoid of function morphemes and consists mostly of content words

    • C. 

      Behaviorist explanations

  • 9. 
    All apply to behaviorist explanations except? 
    • A. 

      Parents don't spend much time teaching grammar

    • B. 

      Principles of operant conditioning

    • C. 

      Language acquisition device (LAD)

    • D. 

      Learn to talk through reinforcement, shaping, and extinction

  • 10. 
    What is the nativist explanation? 
    • A. 

      Language can be acquired only during a restricted period of development

    • B. 

      How a sentence is worded

    • C. 

      Principles of operant conditioning

  • 11. 
    The interactionist explanations of language development is what?
    • A. 

      The underlying meaning of a sentence

    • B. 

      How a sentence is worded

    • C. 

      Biological capacity for language combines with environment demands

  • 12. 
    In broca's apahsia people can usually say what? But NOT say what?
    • A. 

      They can say sentences but no questions

    • B. 

      They can say content morphemes but not function morphemes

    • C. 

      They can say phoneme but not morpheme

  • 13. 
    People with Wernicke's aphasia have difficulty what? 
    • A. 

      Hearing language

    • B. 

      Speaking

    • C. 

      Comprehending language

  • 14. 
    How are language and thought related?
    • A. 

      They both form sentences

    • B. 

      Language shapes the nature of thought