Language and Linguistics MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

121. Which among the following is an example for portmanteau

  1. Smog
  2. UNESCO
  3. Buzz
  4. Edit

122. Which among the following is an exception to the property of arbitrariness of language?

  1. Onomatopoeia
  2. Homophones
  3. Homonyms
  4. Portmanteau

123. Which among the following is not a branch of linguistics

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

124. Which among the following is not a characteristic feature of language?

  1. Language is systematic
  2. Language is arbitrary
  3. Language is dynamic
  4. Language is instinctive

125. Which among the following is not an aim of linguistics

  1. To study the nature of language
  2. To establish a theory of language
  3. To propound stories of the origin of language
  4. To describe a language and all languages

126. Which among the following pairs are Alveolar plosives?

  1. /p/ & /b/
  2. /m/ & /v/
  3. /t/ &/d/
  4. /k/ & /g/

127. Which among the following pairs are Velar plosives?

  1. /p/ & /b/
  2. /m/ & /v/
  3. /t/ &/d/
  4. /k/ & /g/

128. Which among the following statements is not true?

  1. Language is a means of communication
  2. Language is symbolic
  3. Language is structural
  4. Language is the only means of communication

129. Which among the following terms denotes the formal agreement between various constituent elements of a language?

  1. Concord
  2. Gerund
  3. Phrase structure
  4. None of the above

130. Which is a method of word formation whereby on or more syllables are removed from longer words.

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