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How much do you know about the different types of linguistics?
#1 Which of the following definitions best describes "language acquisition"?
The process by which a society's vernacular varies
The process by which linguistics are applied to sociology
The process by which the linguistic ability develops in a human
#2 Psycholinguistics is the study of what two factors that enable humans to use a language?
Psychological and neurobiological
Sociological and biological
Linguistic and developmental
#3 Which of the following does the study of sociolinguistics not include?
The context in which language is used
Cultural norms/expectations of languages
Original development of languages
#4 Linguistic anthropology deals with semiotics, the study of how word meaning is constructed and understood.
#5 Which of the following is NOT an area that cognitive linguistics focuses on?
Autonomous linguistic faculty
Word evolution over time
#6 Computational linguistics deals more with the scientific side of linguistics.
#7 Descriptive linguistics is the process of describing and evaluating how languages are spoken.
#8 Which of the following is another name for historical linguistics?
#9 Which of the following is the study of languages as spoken/written in samples of real text, rather than of grammar rules?
#10 Etymology is the study of the history of words. Which of the following does not deal with etymology?
How a word's meaning has changed over time
When a word entered a language
What source a word is from
These all deal with etymology.
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