Wednesday, 10 December 2014

PAST PAPER - LINGUISTICS 2013

14. YEAR 2013
Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Discuss the major differences and similarities between Descriptive and Prescriptive Linguistics.
2. What are some advantages and disadvantages of Bilingualism as a phenomenon.
3. Explain English diphthongs with reference to the cardinal vowel system.
4. (a) What are the characteristics of Phrase Structure Grammar. Explain with the help of examples.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Marker:
The house has a beautiful garden and driveway.
5. What is Structural Semantics? Explain with the help of examples.
6. Discuss Synchronic and Diachronic approaches.
7. Write notes on any TWO of the following:
(i) Homonymy and Polysemy
(ii) English RP Consonants
(iii) Voicing
(iv) Multilingualism 

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