THE SOUND STRUCTURE OF THE LANGUAGE
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THE SOUND STRUCTURE OF THE LANGUAGE



1. What is the largest unit of speech?

2. How many language resources does language consist as a code?

3. How are the people engaged in the study of phonetics called?

4. Variations in pitch, prominence, and tempo are called...

5. The result of an act of verbal communication is called ....

6. The basic component of the phonic-substance of language is called...

7. A unit of spoken message larger than a single sound and smaller than a word is called....

8. Pronunciation features in a foreign language influenced by the mother tongue are called…

9. How many aspects does the problem of word stress have?

10. The process of transmitting a verbal message from a speaker to the listener via a channel is called...

11. Lexicon, phonology, and grammar are called...

12. How many components does the phonic substance of language consist of?

13. A discourse consists of at least one...

14. The amount of perceptual prominence given to particular words/syllables in an utterance is called ..

15. What unit of speech corresponds to the phoneme?

16. What features are superimposed on the segmental chain of sounds?

17. Is the statement true or false: English makes use of stressed syllables separated by equal number of unstressed syllables.

18. Give the name of the founder of phonology

19. A process of using language for communication is called

20. A sequence of words spoken in a single breath, a stretch of speech which has describable melody is called.

21. Which of the following organs of speech does not belong to the roof of the mouth?

22. Which of the following organs of speech does not belong to the group of passive organs of speech?

23. Which of the following organs of speech does not belong to the group of active organs of speech?

24. What is the name of transcription that is used in studying English as a specialty?

25. This branch of phonetics is concerned with the study of sound as a result of the activities of speech organs. It deals with our voice-production mechanism, and the way we produce sounds, and prosodic phenomena. It studies respiration, phonation (voice-production), articulation and the mental processes necessary for the mastery of a phonetic system.

26. Arrange the following sounds according to the degree of sonority, from the most sonor to the least sonor.

27. The branch of Phonetics that studies the physical properties of speech sound, as transmitted between mouth and ear.

28. The branch of Phonetics that studies the perceptual response to speech sounds, as mediated by ear, auditory nerve and brain.


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