Wednesday, 10 December 2014

PAST PAPER - LINGUISTICS 2009

6. YEAR 2009
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. 'Linguistics is the scientific study of grammar'. Elaborate on the statement with your understanding of the study of language.
2. Write a note on psycholinguistics.
3. Explain in detail the manners of articulation of English consonant sounds.
4. (a) What is IC analysis? Discuss its major flaws.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Markers:
The young teacher taught the young and intelligent students.
5. What is componential analysis? Explain with examples.
6. What contribution can the study of (a) language -- acquisition and (b) pidgins and creoles make to historical linguistics?
7. Write notes on TWO of the following:
(i) Synchronic VS Diachronic Point of View in Linguistics
(ii) Cardinal Vowels
(iii) Morphology
(iv) Generativism 

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