Welcome to your PG TRB ENGLISH TOPIC WISE TEST 50 | UNIT 9

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    1.The term ‘Psycholinguistics’ was coined by Jacob Robert Kantor in his book ____

    2. ____ is an individual's distinctive and unique use of language.

    3.Noam Chomsky’s ‘Language and Mind’ was published in _______

    4.Who is often regarded as the founder of the study of sociolinguistics?

    5.An independent meaningful morpheme is called

    6.____ is concerned with the rules for correct usage.

    7. Who described grammar as an art of writing?

    8.Who has given the terms synchronic and diachronic?

    9.How many levels of linguistics are there according to Hockett?

    10.The term semiology was introduced by

    11.The term semiotics was introduced by

    12.A syllable that ends with a vowel is called

    13. A language which is used in a Geographical area is

    14.Language is a means of voluntarily produced sounds- said by

    15. The dialect of Anglo Saxon comes from

    16.How many voiceless sounds are there in consonants?

    17. Which version of Bible did Wycliff make use for his translation?

    18. In syncopation, usually the last syllable is

    19.Consonants cannot be pronounced without

    20.How many sounds glide towards the front of the tongue?

    21.Modern English is especially rich in

    22.The dialect of ____ was the literary dialect in Old English period?

    23.Which theory traces the origins of speech to emotional interjection?

    24.The Gesture theory was advanced by

    25.Human Speech is written by

    26.Name the earliest best known universal language?

    27.Which languages have a closer affinity with English?

    28.How many languages are classified under Indo-European Family?

    29.The earliest among the theories of the origin of the Origin of Language is

    30.Which theory holds the imitation of the natural sounds?

    31.Identify the theory associated with Max mullar

    32.The Ding dong theory connects the Origins of speech to

    33.How many modern European languages did Latin give birth to?

    34.Name the Indo- European root of the Modern English

    35.Old English is also known as

    36.The Danish Philologist who perfected the Grimm's Law was

    37.According to Jacob Grimm, the sound |p| shifts

    38.The Speech sounds that are produced without obstruction in the oral cavity are

    39.There are _______ diphthongs in english

    40.Diphthongs are also known as

    41.Danish, Faroese, and Icelandic are members of which branch of the Indo-Euroepan language family?

    42.Old English is most closely related to which modern language?

    43.What are words called that are similar in two different languages?

    44.The minimal unit of a sound is known as

    45.Voiced Sounds are produced by the vibration of

    46.The Soft Palate is also known as

    47.The sounds that are produced by Lips are

    48.The sounds that are produced by teeth ridge are

    49.Example of fricative consonant sounds are

    50.The final consonant sound in 'laugh' is a

    51.The Earliest form of Standard English was

    52. The U and Non-U English was first introduced by

    53.The study of inflexions is

    54. What is the derivation of a word called?

    55. The ordering of words in sentence is

    56.Phonetically similar sounds are

    57.Words spelt differently but pronounced alike are

    58.Words pronunced differently but spelt alike are

    59.The Anglo Saxon Chronicle was written by

    60. The Jutes settled in

    61. The Saxons settled in

    62. England" and "English" come from the name of the tribe of ---

    63.The most important dialect used during the Old English period is

    64. This theory traces all forms of speech utterance back to emotional interjections evoked by pain, surprise, pleasure, wonder etc.

    65.The word „exam‟ is an example of the growth of vocabulary by –

    66. Which of the following word is a Portmanteau word?

    67.Euphemism refers to –

    68. Which famous English poet is deeply involved in the movement towards a „purer‟ English?

    69. Which of these is the study of meaning of word, and the development of the meaning of words

    70.The English phonology has

    71.What is the other name for Primitive Germanic?

    72. The Authorised Version/ King James Version of the Bible came out in

    73.When one sound is given by two consonants, it is called

    74.Who is known as the Anglo-Saxon Milton?

    75.How many words and phrases were invented by William Shakespeare?

    76.Syntactic Structure by Chomsky is also known as

    77.Who Wrote "Essentials of English Grammar"?

    78. Who gave the Transformational generative grammar?

    79.The Great Vowel Shift was first studied by

    80. Rhymes in English, are divided into ___types

    81.Who is considered the father of Modern Linguistics?

    82. Who has defined language as system of signs?

    83. Who defines "A sentence is an independent linguistic form"?

    84. Townhall is an example of

    85.According to International Phonetic Association, Primary cardinal vowels are

    86.Which is commonly described as the music of a language?

    87.Old English is a ______language

    88.Making of English is written by

    89.How many words are there in Johnson's dictionary?

    90.The old English words had extra

    91.Who is often regarded as the founder of the study of sociolinguistics?

    92.The art of writing words with the proper letters, according to accepted usage is ____

    93.____ is the process how an audience is able to understand and interpret the message.

    94.The regularity of occurrence of the syllable is called

    95.The word Teetotaller is an example for

    96.Standardisation of spelling was attempted by

    97.Which version of Bible did Wycliff make use for his translation?

    98.How many inflections are there in English

    99.Who is the author of Thesaurus Lingue?

    100.____ is the variety of language unique to an individual.