Language and Linguistics MCQ Questions and Answers Quiz

81. The substitution of the aspirated /k/ for the un-aspirated /k/ in the word sky does not alter the meaning of the word. It is an instance of

  1. Complementary distribution
  2. Contrastive distribution
  3. Non-complementary distribution
  4. None of the above

82. The system of phonetic notation composed of symbols and letters devised by the International Phonetic Association is

  1. The international phonetic script
  2. The international phonetic alphabet
  3. The international phonemic script
  4. The intelligible phonetic script

83. The systematic study of signs is called

  1. Semiotics
  2. Semiology
  3. Both a & b
  4. Neither a not b

84. The term semiology was introduced by

  1. Charles Sanders Pierce
  2. Ferdinand de Saussure
  3. Noam Chomsky
  4. Edward Sapir

85. The term semiotics was introduced by

  1. Charles Sanders Pierce
  2. Ferdinand de sauddure
  3. Noam Chomsky
  4. Edward Sapir

86. The term which is used to designate words which are spelt differently but pronounced alike and which are different in meaning.

  1. Allophones
  2. Homophones
  3. Homographs
  4. Homonyms

87. The term..............refers to omissions of certain sounds, syllables or even words in continuous speech

  1. Alliteration
  2. Assonance
  3. Elision
  4. None of the above

88. The theory of Transformational Generative Grammar is contained in

  1. Chomskys Syntactic Structures
  2. Chomskys Aspects of the theory of Syntax
  3. Leonard Bloomfields Language
  4. Both a & b

89. The theory which is based on the assumption that language originated as a result of human instinct to imitate sounds

  1. Ding Dong theory
  2. The Bow-vow theory
  3. The Pooh-pooh theory
  4. The Gesture theory

90. The theory which is based on the assumption that language originated as a result of the involuntary exclamations of pain, surprise, pleasure or wonder

  1. Ding Dong theory
  2. The Bow-vow theory
  3. The Pooh-pooh theory
  4. The Gesture theory
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