LIN112



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LIN112

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1.

The history of sign
languages dates back to
the _______

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2.

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

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3.

The main organ of speech
in the production of vowels
is the

4 / 50

4.

Which of the following do
not occur in final positions
in words?

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5.

Dental fricatives occur in
only one of these
languages________

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6.

Which of the maxims
relates to how something is
said in a talk exchange?

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7.

Damage to the Wernike
area of the brain can cause
difficulties in

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8.

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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9.

Which of the statements
below is FALSE about all
languages? ______

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10.

morphemes are free
morphemes that have
independent dictionary
meaning of their own.

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11.

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

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12.

Pitch patterns (low and
high) over phrases and
sentences are known as

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13.

The manner of articulation
for the consonant sound
[ʤ] is

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14.

One of the misconceptions
about sign languages is
that _________

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15.

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

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16.

When pitch of individual
vowels or syllables is used
to make a difference in
meaning of words that have
the same segmental
properties, pitch is said to
be performing a
function

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17.

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

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18.

The type of sounds
produced by a closed glottis
forcing air pressure in the
mouth that results in loud
sound when the air is
released suddenly are
called ________

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19.

The sound produced when
the lower lip meets the
upper lip is called_____

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20.

All of the following
statements are TRUE of
human language EXCEPT
ONE. All languages
_________

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21.

Which of the following is not
a fricative sound?

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22.

According to English
syntactic rules, the
sentence, ‘They has gone’
is an
sentence.

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23.

refers to forms that
charaterise the speech of
individual speakers

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24.

In English, the plural
marker realised as '-s' as in
/pɒts/ 'pots', '-z' as in
/pænz/ 'pans' and '-iz' as in
/haʊziz/ ;'houses' are
examples of ________

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25.

In the word /ræp/ 'rap’, /r/ is
the

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26.

The earliest recorded
linguistic efforts in Nigeria
were by the _______

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27.

The type of stress on a
syllable that is produced
with a maximum force of
breath is called________

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28.

This utterance is an
example of ____'The
accused is hereby
pronounced guilty'.

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29.

The word ‘asynchronous’
has ________ morphemes

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30.

Which of the following
category of sounds is
absent from the English
sound system?________

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31.

The phrase ‘Jamb question’
in Don’t ask me ‘jamb
question’ is an example of a
________

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32.

The sound [p] is produced
in the
cavity

33 / 50

33.

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

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34.

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

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35.

The language centre for
right-handed persons is
located in the ________

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36.

The study of differences in
the way people speak
based on variables such as
age, education, ethnicity is
called ______

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37.

Another term for the
communicative purpose of
an expression is _______

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38.

Words like "mugu, bam,
swagger" are examples of
in Nigerian English

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39.

Variants of a phoneme are
called

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40.

__________ is concerned
with the study of how the
brain processes language

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41.

The manner of articulation
for the consonant sound
[kw] is

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42.

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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43.

[ɑ:] is a low, back,
long vowel

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44.

The statement, “All
languages have consonant
and vowel sounds” is an
example of a language

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45.

The science of designing
machines that simulate
human intelligence is
known as _________

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46.

are produced with a partial
obstruction in the flow of air
such that air passes
through a narrow passage
with some noise.

47 / 50

47.

Suspect’ and ‘custody’ in
the statement ‘The suspect
was remanded in custody’
are examples of ______.

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48.

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

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49.

The suffix in the word
'impossibility' is

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50.

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

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