Subject-specific Language

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Subject-specific Language

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following are likely to motivate a writer to use subject-specific language?
    • A. 

      Skeptics will have nothing bad to say about the work of the writer.

    • B. 

      The use of subject-specific language is less likely to confuse the reader and the writer will be able to demonstrate that he/she clearly understands the topic area and is qualified to write about it.

    • C. 

      The reader is more likely to understand what the writer is writing about and will want to continue reading.

    • D. 

      The reader is more likely to accept the writer's authority based on his/her assumption that the writer clearly understands the topic, is well-informed and is qualified to write about it.

  • 2. 
    Language, register, audience and purpose can help the reader to determine a writer's opinion/viewpoint.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 3. 
    What do you call the person/s who will read your writing?
    • A. 

      Audience

    • B. 

      Purpose

    • C. 

      Register

    • D. 

      Language

  • 4. 
    Some words convey ideas and attitudes. The ideas and attitudes conveyed by a word is known as connotation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The connotation of the words used often suggests the attitude of the writer to his/her subject.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What the writer wants to achieve with his/her writing is called "The writer's purpose."
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 7. 
    What do we call the level of formality that is adopted by a writer?
    • A. 

      Tone

    • B. 

      Audience

    • C. 

      Purpose

    • D. 

      Register

  • 8. 
    Which of the following will have to adopt a very formal register?
    • A. 

      An article written for adolescents.

    • B. 

      A letter to a friend.

    • C. 

      A letter to your Aunt Samantha.

    • D. 

      A letter from the Head Teacher to parents.

  • 9. 
    Why would a writer adopt an informal register?
    • A. 

      To build a rapport with the reader.

    • B. 

      To make the reader think twice about what he/she is saying.

    • C. 

      To help the reader understand the topic.

    • D. 

      To clarify any confusing ideas/points in the text.

  • 10. 
    Blogs are usually characterised by informal language and  an informal style.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 11. 
    Which of the following are presentational features?
    • A. 

      Font size

    • B. 

      Text formatting

    • C. 

      Colour

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Writers can make their  ideas more persuasive by supporting them with expert evidence, facts, statistics.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 13. 
    What do we call a letter of group of letters added at the end of a word to make  a new word? 
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Suffix

  • 14. 
    What do we call an affix, such as dis in disbelief, that is attached to the front of the word to produce a derivative?
    • A. 

      Prefix

    • B. 

      Suffix

  • 15. 
    What do we call inflammation of the liver ?
    • A. 

      Arthritis

    • B. 

      Hepatitis

    • C. 

      Gastrotomy

    • D. 

      Psychiatry

  • 16. 
    What do we call the surgical procedure of removing a kidney or section of a kidney?
    • A. 

      Nephrectomy

    • B. 

      Laryngitis

    • C. 

      Ophthalmology

    • D. 

      Arthritis

  • 17. 
     What do we call the branch of medicine that deals with the study, treatment, and prevention of medical illness? 
    • A. 

      Psychiatry

    • B. 

      Pulmonary

    • C. 

      Geriatrics

    • D. 

      Hematology

  • 18. 
    What do we call the branch of medicine dealing with the study of old age and disease?
    • A. 

      Geriatrics

    • B. 

      Laryngitis

    • C. 

      Hematology

    • D. 

      Ophthalmology

  • 19. 
    What do we call an inflammation of the joints?
    • A. 

      Hepatitis

    • B. 

      Laryngitis

    • C. 

      Arthritis

    • D. 

      Orthodontist

  • 20. 
    The word pulmonary has to do with the
    • A. 

      Liver

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Lungs

    • D. 

      Kindeys