1) The origin of speech refers to the more general problem of the origin of language in the context of the physiological development of the human speech organs. a) False b) True 2) The study of linguistics has often been divided into synchronic and diachronic linguistic. a) False b) True 3) Traditional grammar is not a framework for the description of the structure of a language. a) False b) True 4) Traditional grammar refers to the type of grammar study done prior to the beginnings of modern linguistics. a) False b) True 5) A person who dictates how people should write or speak is called a prescriptivist or a prescriptive grammarian. a) False b) True 6) Prescriptive grammar describes when people focus on talking about how a language should or should not be used. a) False b) True 7) Diachronic means across-time, and it describes any work which maps the shifts and fractures and mutations of languages over the centuries. a) False b) True 8) Synchronic literally means with-time. a) False b) True 9) The synchrony proposed a form of analysis based on the consideration of language as a system composed of elements that are related to each other and form a structure. a) False b) True 10) The structuralist theory of language was introduced by Noam Chomsky. a) False b) True

Quiz about the topic: History of Linguistics: Traditional Linguistic




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