1. What is language? Give its different definitions given by different linguists. List the various characteristics of language on the basis of these definitions.
2. Write a note on stylistics. Discuss its significance.
3. What do you understand by diphthongs? Explain to them in detail.
4. Write a detailed note on historical linguistics.
5. (a) What is IC analysis? Discuss its major flaws.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Marker:
I might have been reading her letter.
6. What is semantic field theory? How does it differ from componential analysis?
7. Write notes on TWO of the following:
(ii) Levels of Linguistic Analysis
(iv) Transcribe the following phrases:
(a) Get the better of
(b) Hard and fast
(c) Keep up appearance
(d) Run short of
(e) Play second fiddle