Language and Linguistics MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

71. The r in red is articulated as a

  1. Trill
  2. Lateral
  3. Frictionless continuant
  4. Semi-vowel

72. The –s in boys is

  1. An adjective forming morpheme
  2. Plural morpheme
  3. Possessive morpheme
  4. Past morpheme

73. The –s in johns is

  1. An adjective forming morpheme
  2. Plural morpheme
  3. Possessive morpheme
  4. Past morpheme

74. The –s in she sings well is

  1. An adjective forming morpheme
  2. Plural morpheme
  3. Possessive morpheme
  4. Morpheme signaling third person singular

75. The shortened forms like photo for photograph is an instance of

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

76. The special features which affect speech sounds such as stress, pitch intonation and juncture are called

  1. Supra-segmental phonemes
  2. Secondary phonemes
  3. Prosodic features
  4. All the above

77. The study of elementary speech sounds is called

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

78. The study of meaning is called

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

79. The study of the way that sequences of words are ordered into phrases, clauses, and sentences is called

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

80. The study ordering of speech sounds into the smallest meaningful groups is called

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