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The acceptable sound combinations of a language are specified in its ________rules.

  • grammatical

  • syntactic

  • inflection

  • phonological


The position where thought patterns are influenced by language is called

  • linguistic determination

  • cognitive bias

  • sociolinguistic genesis

  • cultural tendency


Between months of age, most children begin to combine words into short sentences while speaking.

  • 18 and 24

  • 24 and 30

  • 30 and 36

  • 12 and 18


In speech, the smallest unit of meaning is

  • morpheme

  • syllable

  • phoneme

  • words


Which one of the following pair is least likely to be a correct match?

  • Children enter in the world with certain knowledge about language- Chomsky

  • Language and thought are initially two different activities - Vygotsky

  • Language is contingent on thought- Piaget

  • Language is a stimuli in environment- B F Skinner


'Thought not only determines language but also precedes it'. was an idea put forward by

  • Vygotsky

  • Jean Piaget

  • Pavlov

  • Kohlberg


Do children acquire language because they are genetically predisposed to do so or because parents intensively teach them from an early age?

This question essentially highlights

  • whether development is a continuous process or discontinuous one?

  • the influence of cognition on development of language

  • the nature-nurture debate

  • the discussion on development as a multi-factor ability


Which behaviourist considers that language is acquired like other behaviours through operant conditioning?

  • Watson

  • Skinner

  • Guthrie

  • Thorndike


Language _______ thought processes.

  • totally governs our

  • has an influence on our

  • cannot determine the

  • does not influence the


Which of the following statements describes Piaget's and Vygotsky's views on language and thought correctly?

  • According to Piaget, thought emerges first and according to Vygotsky, language has a profound effect on thought

  • According to Vygotsky, thought emerges first and according to Piaget, language has a profound effect on thought 

  • Both view thought as emerging from the child's language

  • Both view language as emerging from the child's thought