Linguistics Quizzes & Trivia

Linguistics has been a part of our civilization from times immemorial. You’re about to embark on a trip that will take you throughout history, from the earliest forms of languages to the modern-day slang you hear every day on the street, from the languages of the native-American populations to the ancient Sanskrit. Our linguistics-related trivia will put your skills to the test.

Think of any aspect of linguistics and you will find it here, from grammar to pragmatics. What are the basic subdivisions of the Slavic language family? What common form of the verb is not found in Greek language? Hebrew and Arabic are both part of what language family? Check out these and many more by taking our trivia and watch out for any slip of the tongue.

A simple quiz to test your basic knowledge of linguistics which involves, morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics, grammar, vocabulary, dialects and more!

Questions: 8  |  Attempts: 2502   |  Last updated: Aug 6, 2018
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    What are the most basic units of meaning?

This is a quiz for a Secondary Education class at California State University in Northridge.

Questions: 7  |  Attempts: 456   |  Last updated: Oct 26, 2018
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    French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian

  Welcome to a brief test on Linguistics. This quiz is not only for BSED majoring in English but also to everyone, especially YOU!... It contains different questions about the study of language, phonemes, and theory of...

Questions: 20  |  Attempts: 395   |  Last updated: Aug 19, 2019
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    What is the study of languages?

Test yourself with this quiz on a random selection of linguistics terminology

Questions: 12  |  Attempts: 135   |  Last updated: Jan 2, 2013
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    What is nominalization?

A quiz on chapters 1 and 2

Questions: 4  |  Attempts: 121   |  Last updated: Jan 22, 2013
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    The area of the brain responsible for language production is called Broca's Area




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Linguistics Questions & Answers


What are the most basic units of meaning?
The answer is C. A phoneme is the basic unit of sound, whereas a morpheme is the basic unit of meaning. In any dialect or language, a phoneme is the smallest sound used to provide meaningful differences between words and speech. Phonemes are a group
What is an antonym?
The right answer is The word of opposite meaning. kindly do correction
What is the study of language and languages called?
Linguistic is the study of language
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