Linguistics Video Quiz

by: FloatingU

This quiz will test your understanding of the conceptual principles of linguistics as presented by Professor Pinker in his video lecture. 

  1. 1

    Which of the following statement most correctly states what language is?

  2. 2

    All of the following examples are evidence that language is not the same thing as thought EXCEPT:

  3. 3

    Which statement best describes the linguistic concept of words?

  4. 4

    All of the following are contributions of Chomsky to the study of linguistics EXCEPT:

  5. 5

    Phase structure rules allow for all of the following component of language EXCEPT:

  6. 6

    How does the “Wug Test” demonstrate that children don’t simply acquire language by copying phrases spoken by adults?

  7. 7

    How do accents demonstrate the concept of phonology?

  8. 8

    Why does it make evolutionary sense to have a mouth and throat capable of speech, but vulnerable to choking on food?

  9. 9

    All of the following are reasons computers have a difficult time processing language EXCEPT:

  10. 10

    Which of the following sentences would a computer be most likely to understand given the nature of language pragmatics?

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