Language and Linguistics MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

101. The Yo-He-Ho Theory of the origin of language was advanced by

  1. Wilhelm Wundt and Sir Richard Paget
  2. Noire
  3. Max-Muller
  4. Otto Jepersen

102. There is no positive relationship between a speech and sound. This property of language is referred to as

  1. Arbitrariness.
  2. Recursiveness
  3. Displacement
  4. Transference

103. Using a finite set of rules a speaker can produce innumerable grammatical utterances. This property of language is called

  1. Duality of structure
  2. Recursiveness
  3. Displacement
  4. Transference

104. What involves a different analysis of the structure of the word by attaching a consonant at the end of a word or a vowel at the beginning of the next word

  1. Portmanteau
  2. Onomatopoeia
  3. Clipping
  4. Met analysis

105. What is concerned with the selection and organization of speech sounds in a language

  1. Phonology
  2. Morphology
  3. Semantics
  4. Syntax

106. What is the basis of all sounds in English language and in most languages in India.

  1. The pulmonic air stream mechanism
  2. The glotalic air stream mechanism
  3. The velaric air stream mechanism
  4. None of the above

107. What is the discipline where the methodological perspectives of both linguistics and sociology converges

  1. Linguistics of sociology
  2. Socio-linguistics
  3. Sociology of linguistics
  4. None of these

108. What is the process by which new words are coined by combining the segments of two different words.

  1. Portmanteau
  2. Onomatopoeia
  3. Clipping
  4. Metanalysis

109. What is the totality of the speech habits of an individual

  1. Dialect
  2. Idiolect
  3. Register
  4. Slang

110. What refers to an individuals equal and native command of two or more languages

  1. Bilingualism
  2. Poly-glotism
  3. Multilingualism
  4. None of the above
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