Sunday, September 13, 2020

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper December 2014



Question Paper December, 2014

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer any five questions. Question no. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.

1. Write short notes on any two of the following and illustrate your answers with examples :

(a) Latin borrowings in English

(b) Blends

(c) Conversational implicature

(d) Foregrounding

2. Outline the characteristics of human language. How are these different from animal communication ?

3. How would you classify the English vowels ? Discuss.

4. What are the tests that would help you to identify a syntactic constituent ? Give examples.

5. Discuss the consequences of bilingualism on the individual, society and the languages.

6. Give an account of the different types of language planning with examples.

7. Examine the `Indianness' of Indian English. How is it different from British/American English ?