Sociolinguistics Past Papers


Subject: Sociolinguistics

Time Allowed: 3 Hours

Maximum Marks: 60


Part-I Give short answers, each question carries equal marks. (15)

Q#1: Briefly discuss the VARIATIONS IN LANGUAGE USE in speech community.

Q#2: Discuss the differences in DIALECT and ACCENT with examples.

Q#3: Define and explain SAPIR-WHORF HYPOTHESIS.


Part-II Give detailed answers, each question carries equal marks. (45)

Q#1: Can language play an important role in culture development and thought formation? Support your arguments with examples.

Q#2: What is the difference between CODE MIXING and CODE SWITCHING? . Write a comprehensive note on all situations where a BILINGULA prefer code switching or code mixing.

Q#3: Discuss the causes and effects of LANGUAGE ATTITUDES on multilingual society.