Linguistics Questions and Answers
Proponents of second language acquisition theories identify five distinct stages of second language acquisition. Explain these five stages.
What is lexical relation? i nees more information about it as an English major; my research is about semantics.
What are the tests that you can apply to determine whether a sequence of words is a syntactic constituent? Give examples to illustrate.
What is an analogy for any of these: Intercept, Condoling, Presumptuous, Apathy, and Foreshadowing? Please explain the analogy in terms of "something is to something like something else is to something else" (__:__::__:__).
What does it mean to have "proficiency in a social language," and what are the various views that have been proposed by scholars?
Making use of phrase structure rules for English, explain why the following sentences are ungrammatical. One example is done for you. *Blue Jays pulled stunner Wednesday night. Explanation: In English, the determiners are in the specifier position of NP, which precedes the N head. In the above sentence the specifier, a, follows the head, stunner. a. *The students speak can Esperanto. b. *The professor takes the train Kingston to.
What is the essence of suffix "-al" in the words pedantic and pedantical, tyrranic and tyrannical, semantic and semantical? Does -al make a difference to the meaning of the word? When I look up their meanings in the dictionary, beside them is the same word with "also -ic or -ical." If they have the same meaning then why do they have the -al at the end? Dictionary Examples se·man·tic (s-mntk) also se·man·ti·cal (-t-kl) pedantic [puh-dan-tik] Also, pe·dan·ti·cal tyrannical Also tyrranic
What is the phrase structure rules for the following sentences? 1) Real Madrid move for Sancho. 2) The move to stop the extension of John's contract.
How did linguistic analysis of the verbatim reports submitted by police help clear Bentley posthumously? Briefly summarize the events of the case, the findings of the Court, the evidence that was submitted, and the subsequent findings. Explain how linguistic analysis of the verbatim reports provided the evidence necessary to clear Bentley.
Please explain why allomorphs are different phonemic realizations of the same morpheme with examples?
For the identification of words, semantic criterion is not always reliable. Comment according to Brown and Miller in Syntax: A Linguistic Introduction to Sentence Structure.
What in your view are the major differences between L1 acquisition and L2 learning? Language and linguistics
Discuss the derivation of the following sentence, showing how its structure is built up in a pairwise fashion by successive binary merger operations: "He has become very fond of Mary."
In Walt Wolfram's study guide for American Tongues he discusses the speech patterns of Boston: One of the Boston men discussing the relative...
Discuss the general framework and basic issues that a theory of SLA will need to consider in order to be viable.
Give a short explanation of some characteristics that distinguish human language from that of animals.
List three phonemes that both English and Chinese have (exact matches) and three phonemes that Chinese has that English doesn't have, or that English has that Chinese doesn't have. Be sure to use Chinese ("bopomofo") and IPA to make your examples completely clear.
In morphological analysis, there is a distinction between a lexeme, a word form, and a grammatical word. Explain according to Brown and Miller in Syntax: A Linguistic Introduction to Sentence Structure (2020).
Two criteria used identify a certain constituent as having the unity justifies being treated as a unit. Comment according to Brown and Miller in Syntax: A Linguistic Introduction to Sentence Structure.
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