MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper June 2014

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE  Question Paper June 2014

 

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

Question Paper June 2014

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks. : 100

Note : I. Answer anyfive questions. 2. All question carry equal marks. 3. Question no. 1 is compulsory

1. Write short notes on any two of the following 10x2=20 and illustrate your answer with examples.

(a) Sapir-whorf hypothesis

(b) Backformation

(c) The co-operative principle

(d) American English

2. Outline the grammatical changes from old English to Modern English.

3. How are the English consonants classified? Discuss.

4. Give an account of the different types of clauses in English, with suitable examples.

5. What is a speech community? Discuss the problems in defining a speech community.

6. Discuss the role of attitudes motivation in language learning.

7. Examine the various approaches to defining style. Give suitable examples.

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper December 2014

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE  Question Paper December 2014

 

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

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 ?

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper June 2015

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE  Question Paper June 2015

 

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

Question Paper June 2015

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer any four questions in all. Question no. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.

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

(a) Language shapes the world-view of the individual

(b) Finite and Non-finite clauses

(c) Pidgins and Creoles

(d) Inflectional morphology

2. What are the main principles of generative-syntax ? Discuss.

3. Trace the three stages of the evolution of the English language.

4. Describe in detail the place and manner of consonant sounds in English.

5. What do you understand by language planning ? Discuss the limitations of language planning.

6. Discuss the different types of bilingualism, and its consequences to the society.

7. Discuss the relationship amongst linguistics, literary criticism and stylistics.

 

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper December 2015

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE  Question Paper December 2015

 

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

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.

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper December 2016

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE  Question Paper December 2016

 

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

Question Paper Decembe 2016

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer question no. 1 which is compulsory and any other four questions. All questions carry equal marks.

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

(a) Competence and Performance

(b) Ethnography of Communication

(c) Ideology of Language Planning

(d) Cline of Bilingualism

2. Discuss Bloomfield's approach to linguistic analysis in detail.

3. What are the criteria for description and classification of consonants ? Discuss.

4. How would you describe various Clause types and Sentence types.

5. Elaborate the factors that have bearing upon second language acquisition.

6. Discuss the need and process of standardization.  

7. What do you understand by language variation ? Give a detailed account.

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper June 2017

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE  Question Paper June 2017

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

Question Paper June 2017

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer question no. 1 which is compulsory and any other four questions. All questions carry equal marks.

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

(a) French Borrowings in the English Language

(b) Wh-Movement and Wh-Traces

(c) Pidgins and Creoles

(d) Style and Content

2.What are the Saussurean principles of Structural Linguistics ? Discuss giving examples.

3. How would you describe and classify vowels ? Elaborate giving examples.

4. Discuss the grammatical changes that took place in Modern English.

5. Give a detailed account of word formation with examples from the English language.

6. How do code-mixing and code-switching help in achieving communicative and social goals ? Explain.

7. Why is language planning essential ? What are the different types of language planning ? Elaborate.


MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper December 2017

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE  Question Paper December 2017

 

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

Question Paper December, 2017

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer question no. 1 which is compulsory and any other three questions. All questions carry equal marks.

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

(a) Derivational Affixes

(b) Blends

(c) Indian English

(d) Foregrounding Through Parallelism

2. Describe, with examples, the characteristics of human language. How is it different from animal communication ?

3. Describe the English consonants, giving examples.

4. What tests would you use to identify a syntactic constituent ?

5. What is a standard language ? Attempt an examination of the need, process and consequences of Standard English.

6. Distinguish between code-switching and code-mixing with suitable examples.

7. What is Bilingualism ? What are the consequences of bilingualism for the individual, for society and for the two languages concerned ?

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper June 2018

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE  Question Paper June 2018

 

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

Question Paper June 2018

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

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

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

(a) Latin Borrowings in English

(b) Clipping as a Morphological Device

(c) Anaphora

(d) Cardinal Vowels

2. Examine how English spelling became unphonetic. Give examples where necessary.

3. Discuss the following approaches to word formation :

(a) Compounding

(b) Conversion

(c) Inflectional

(d) Reduplication Give examples.

4. , What is bilingualism ? Differentiate between compound, coordinate and subordinate bilinguals.

5. Discuss the different types of language planning. How do they relate to the Indian context ?

6. Examine the characteristics of American English and how it differs from British English.

7. Discuss how linguistics is related to literary criticism and stylistics.

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE Question Paper December 2018

 MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE  Question Paper December 2018

 

MEG 04 ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE

Question Paper December 2018

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer question no. 1 which is compulsory and any other four questions. All questions carry equal marks.

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

(a) The Origins of Language

(b). Cardinal Vowels

(c) Anaphora

(d) The Co-operative Principle

2. How does human language differ from animal communication ? Discuss.

3. Give an account of Latin borrowings in English. Give suitable examples.

4. Examine the three ways by which change of meaning takes place.

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

6. Discuss different types of code mixing, giving examples.

7. Give an account of the process of standardization of language, with suitable examples from English.


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MEG-04 Apects of Language Solved Assignment 2019-2020


MEG - 04
ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE
ASSIGNMENT 2019 - 2020
(Based on Blocks (1 - 10)
 Max. Marks: 100
Answer all questions. All questions carry equal marks.  
1. Discuss the relationship between language and our perception of reality in terms of linguistic relativity and linguistic determinism.


2. Write short notes on any four of the following, giving examples as far as possible:
i) Changes in the meaning of words from Old to Modern English.
ii) Langue and Parole
iii) Problems in defining a speech community


iv) Code mixing and code switching
v) Status versus Corpus planning
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vi) Monism and Dualism
3. What is Theta theory? Which parts of grammar does it affect? Discuss with examples of your own.
4. Discuss in detail four different approaches of looking at language and society (Unit 1, Block 6). Highlight the differences between all these approaches.


5. Historically discuss the rise of American English and its chief characteristics.