Quiz | Language and regional variation

The questions in this quiz are from The Study of Language (THIRD EDITION) book written by GEORGE YULE.

This quiz is not only for BSED majoring in English but also for everyone, especially YOU!. . .

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#1. aspects of pronunciation that identify where a speaker is from

#2. What is a variety of a language that developed from a pidgin and is used as a first language by a population of native speakers?

#3. a situation where there is a ‘high’ or special variety of a language used in formal situations, and a ‘low’ variety used locally and informally

#4. the state of having two languages

#5. a term used to describe a native speaker of two languages or a country with two official languages

#6. the range of varieties that evolves in communities where a creole is spoken, usually as a result of decreolization

#7. a line on a map separating two areas in which a particular linguistic feature is significantly different, used in the study of dialect

#8. the gradual merging of one regional variety of a language into another

#9. a variety of a language that developed for a practical purpose such as trade, but which has no native speakers

#10. having, or being able to use, only one language

#11. being capable of speaking two dialects

#12. a line representing a set of isoglosses, used to separate one dialect area from another

#13. What is the process whereby a creole is used with fewer distinct creole features as it becomes more like a standard variety?

#14. What is the study of dialects?

#15. aspects of the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation of a variety of a language

#16. the process of development from a pidgin to a creole

#17. the variety of a language treated as the official language and used in public broadcasting, publishing and education

#18. choosing and developing an official language or languages for use in government and education

#19. ‘non-mobile, older, rural, male speakers’ selected as informants in dialect surveys

#20. the main source (language) of words in a pidgin

#21. the study of language variation based on where different varieties of the language are used


Bahaa Shammala

The CEO & Founder of YFG project.

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