Sunday, September 13, 2020

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper December 2015



Question Paper December2015

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer question no. 1 which is compulsory and answer any other three questions.

1. Write short notes on any two of the following :

(a) Latin borrowings in English

(b) Negation

(c) Backformation

(d) Language and Style

2. Outline the characteristics of human language. Show how human language is different from other forms of communication.

3. Describe in detail the English consonants and show how they are different from vowels.

4. What are the consequences of bilingualism/multilingualism on the individual, the social group and the languages ?

5. Outline the salient features of code-mixing and code-switching with suitable examples.

6. Discuss the characteristics of American English giving suitable examples.

7. Distinguish between dialect and language. How does a dialect achieve the status of a language ? Explain.