Past Papers Introduction to Linguistics 2


Subject: Introduction to Linguistics-ll

Time Allowed: 15 Minutes

Max Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only. Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I Answer the following Questions, cutting and overwriting are not allowed. (10)

________ phonetics Is Interested in the movement of various parts of the vocal tract.

Acoustic b. Articulatory c. Auditory

2. The idea that speech comes from the automatic vocal responses to pain, fear, surprise.

The Bow- wow theory b. The pooh-pooh theory c. the ding -dong theory

________ is a language used for communication by the people having different native language.

Lingua franca b. Idiolect c. regional dialect

4. ________ Is the set of vocabulary items associated with discrete occupational or social groups.

Style b. creole c. Register

5. Special concern of linguistics is to ________ language.

Correct b. Learn c. study

6. Sound units that distinguish words from each other are called ________.

Syllable b. phoneme                                      c. stress

7. Modern linguistic rules are ________ in nature.

Descriptive b. prescriptive c. Narrative

8. ________ is the study of sentence structure.

Semantics. b. Syntax. c. pragmatics

9. ________ are words that sound alike but possess different meaning .

Hyponym b. Antonym c. Homonym

10. ________ is the study of meaning and formalizing it into a logical form.

Semantics b. Phonetics c. phonology




Subject: Introduction to Linguistics-ll

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Max Marks: 50



Part-II  Give Short Answers, Each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: Descriptive & prescriptive approach in linguistics.

Q#2: Competence & performance relations.

Q#3: Syntagmatic & paradigmatic.

Q#4. Psycholinguistics & Sociolinguistics

Q#5: Language acquisition device (LAD) & universal grammar


Part-III  Give Long Answers, Each question carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: Discuss ‘Generativism’ in detail?

Q#2: Discuss the functions of language with reference to FUNCTIONALISM?

Q#3: Define discourse analysis? Also discuss cohesion and coherence?