Wednesday, 10 December 2014

PAST PAPER - LINGUISTICS 2010 SUPPLEMENTARY

9. YEAR 2010 (Supplementary)
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.
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:
(i) Morphology
(ii) Levels of Linguistic Analysis
(iii) Bilingualism
(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

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