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LIN112

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1.

Which of the following does
not feature in the
production of consonants?

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2.

The place of articulation for
the consonant sound [ɲ] is

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3.

A grammatical rule in
English that says you
cannot use two negatives in
a sentence is an example
of a
rule

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4.

The word, 'uncommonality'
has
morphemes

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5.

The distinction between
pairs of words like
'prince/princess', is that of

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6.

The meaning an expression
has over and above its
conceptual content is
known as ______

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7.

______________is
concerned with the study of
the acquisition, use, and
loss of language.

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8.

The statement 'He is a
backstabber' can be only be
understood in ________

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9.

The presence of words like
'restaurant, salon, fillet" in
English is a result of

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10.

The phenomenon in the
example 'Gaskiya, gidan
belongs to a friend' is called

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11.

Tone performs a
function when it
distinguishes between
sentences that are the
same except for the tones
they bear.

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12.

The process by which oral
vowels become nasalized
before nasal consonants
within the same syllable is
called

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13.

One of these is a high,
front, rounded vowel
_______

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14.

The origin of linguistics
dates back to ________

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15.

A
word is that which
comprises one root
followed by one or more
bound elements

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16.

isé + àtó --> ìsáto meaning
‘eight’ is an example of the
process of ______

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17.

An example of a speech
impairment that requires
the use of sign language is
________

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18.

Which of the following best
describes Phonetics
_______?

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19.

Which of the following is not
a fricative sound?

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20.

Which of the following may
not function as the peak of
a syllable?

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21.

Which of the following is
true about language?
Language is _______

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22.

The root morpheme of the
word 'restructure' is

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23.

The root morpheme of the
word "enterprising" is

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24.

The minimal sound unit that
makes a difference in
meaning is a

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25.

The human ability to use
language is located in the
_________ .

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26.

Which term refers to the
arrangement of words into
phrases and sentences?

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27.

Codification is the
stage of language planning

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28.

In Hausa, ‘farin ciki’
meaning ‘happiness’ is an
example of a_____

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29.

The main difference
between consonant and
sounds is the obstruction in
the flow of air from the
lungs

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30.

Ferdinard de Saussure is
called the father of
linguistics

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31.

A speaker's use of his/her
language in interaction is
called

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32.

All the following sounds are
voiced except _______

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33.

What characterised the first
phase of growth of
linguistics as a discipline?

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34.

In Ikwere dialect spoken in
Rivers State, the words
[risi] and [riʃi] both mean
‘head’. In other words, the
use of consonant sound [s]
or [ʃ] does not change the
meaning of the word.
Therefore, both sounds are
said to be in _________

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35.

Grammar is a system that
is used to generate an
number of sentences

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36.

English sounds are
produced by the
airstream mechanism

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37.

Linguists have categorised
the various dimensions of
meaning into three major
classes namely denotative,
associative and
meaning.

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38.

Hauwa acquired Nigerian
Pidgin alongside Hausa,
therefore she is a

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39.

The effect that an
illocutionary act has on a
hearer is referred to
as______

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40.

According to Chomsky,
_________is not affected
by memory limitation,
distraction, shift of attention
and errors.

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41.

Which of the following
contains only one
morpheme?

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42.

of articulation describes
where sounds are
produced.

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43.

The word, 'innovation' has
morphemes

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44.

The
is the most important
articulator in vowel
production.

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45.

The basic minimal unit of
grammatical analysis in a
language is the ________

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46.

With more than 500
languages, Nigeria is an
example of a
nation.

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47.

A sufficient corpus of
description of words in a
language can constitute a

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48.

Damage to ________part
of the brain can cause
speech comprehension
difficulties.

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49.

The lingua franca of the
Niger-Delta area of Nigeria
is
English

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50.

The control of one side of
the body by the opposite
side of the brain is known
as _______

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51.

The organs of speech in the
production of palatal
sounds are the tongue and
the

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52.

How many branches of
phonetics are there
__________?

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53.

The minimal meaningful
unit of grammatical analysis
is the

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54.

Articulatory phonetics deals
with the study of
___________.

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55.

Stress is an example of a
feature that occurs over an
utterance

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56.

The organ of speech that
makes sounds voiced or
voiceless is the

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57.

-ee' in 'mentee' is an
example of a _______
morpheme

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58.

The place of articulation for
consonant [mw] which
occurs in Urhobo language
in “ẹ̀mwa” (clothe) is
nasal

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59.

The function word in the
sentence, "Kola passed his
exams" is
__.

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60.

The suffix in the word
"entrepreneurship" is

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61.

Chinese in China and
French in France are
examples of
languages

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62.

is that aspect of a speaker's
grammar an represents
his/her ability to produce
grammatically correct
sentences

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63.

[u] is a
, back, rounded, short
vowel

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64.

The
_is the smallest minimal
unit of language that can be
pronounced in isolation

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65.

Damage to the _________
hemisphere of the brain can
lead to language disorders

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66.

The word ‘photocopy’ is a
for ‘original’

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67.

Phonetic transcription is a
form of writing using
________

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68.

The minimal unit of study in
morphology is

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69.

The head of the capitalised
part of the sentence 'The
terrorists hid IN THE
FOREST' is a

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70.

The use of a set of
alphabets to represent
distinctive sounds is called
an

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71.

_____is a phonological
feature in which all vowels
within a defined unit agree
in one phonetic value.

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