English Pedagogy|Function Of Language
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1. Phatic function of language seeks to-
(a) Find out an information
(b) Establish a social contact/relation
(c) Set up socio-cultural bonding
(d) Analyze speech habits
Ans: (c) Set up socio-cultural bonding
2. Riki says to Rina : Excuse me, may I get some water? The function of this sentence is—
(a) Asking for information
(c) Giving a statement
Ans: (b) Requesting.
3. Rocky says: Would you please open the door ? Which following statement is applicable to this sentence ?
(a) It is assertive in structure
(b) It is interrogative in structure but its function is requesting.
(c) Its function is ordering arrogantly
(d) None of the above
Ans: (b) It is interrogative in structure but its function is requesting.
4. Acording to Halliday, what are the thre functions of language ?
(a) Ideational, interpersonal, textual
(b) Field, tenor, mode
(C) Cognitive, evaluative, affective
(d) Cognitive, affective, psychomotor
Ans: (a) Ideational, interpersonal, textual.
5. Cognitive function refers to—
(a) Conveying attitude
(b) Transmitting emotion
(c) Expression of ideas, concepts, etc.
(d) Conveying factual information.
Ans: (c) Expression of ideas, concepts, etc.
6. Metalinguistic function’ refers to-
(a) Utterances expressing the speaker’s feeling.
(b) Utterances meant for getting someone to do something.
(c) Utterances that comment on language itselt.
(d) Utterances that focus on aesthetic features of language.
Ans: (c) Utterances that comment on language itself.
7. Which of the following is not a function of language?
(a) Expression of identity.
(6) Recording of facts.
(c) Control of reality.
(d) Control of physical necessity.
Ans: (d) Control of physical necessity.
8. Function’ in language teaching refers to—
(a) Categories of behaviour.
(b) Structural organization of sentences.
(c) Interaction with people.
(d) Acceptable sentences.
Ans: (a) Categories of behaviour.
9. While we refer to “function” of sentences we actually mean the-
(a) Uses of sentences
(b) Structures of sentences
(c) Forms of sentences
(d) Analysis of sentences
Ans: (a) Uses of sentences.
10. If we stress on the use of language, it will be said that we are emphasising on-
(a) Structural aspect
(b) Pragmatic aspect
(c) Formal aspect
(d) Functional aspect
Ans: (d) Functional aspect.
Critical Perspectives On The Role Of Grammar |English Pedagogy
1.Which psychologist said that learning grammar (and Mathematics) is important for the mental growth of a child?
Ans: (a) Vygotsky.
2. The grammar book by Nesfield is an example of-
(a) Descriptive grammar
(b) Prescriptive grammar
(c) Generative grammar
(d) Transformational grammar
Ans: (b) Prescriptive grammar.
3. Formal grammar emphasizes on
Ans: (b) Structure.
4. Now-a-days grammar teaching should not be-
(d) Rule driven
Ans: (a) Deductive.
5. Functional grammar emphasizes on
(6) Rules of grammar/usage
Ans: (a) Use.
6. Now -a-days there is a shift from prescriptive grammar to-
(a) Descriptive grammar
(b) Formative grammar
(c) Contextual grammar
(d) Deductive grammar
Ans: (a) Descriptive grammar.
7. ‘Integrated items’ refer to —
(a) items that provide a context in which grammatical aspects are tested at one go.
(b) Items to test reading skills
(C) ltems to test listening skills
(d) Items to test weaknesses
Ans: (a) items that provide a context in which grammatical aspects are tested at one go.
8. ‘Colligation’ refers to
(a) A lexical phenomenon that determines which Word will go with other lexical words.
(b) The rule that governs the co-occurrence of grammatical items.
(c) Registral variations
(d) Rules of adjacency principle
Ans: (b) The rule that governs the co-occurrence of grammatical items.
9. An idiom‘ is a/an-
(a) Set expression
(b) Expression that can be changed
(C) Expression whose meaning can be understood from its components
(d) Expression that does not follow grammatical rules
Ans: (a) Set expression.
10. Functional grammar puts stress on-
(a) Forms of language
(b) Structures of language
(c) set of language
(d) Abuse of language
Ans: (c) set of language.
11. Structural grammar lays stress on-
(a) Abuse of language
(b) Use of language
(c) Forms of language
(d) Assimilation of sounds
Ans: (c) Forms of language.
12. Which is not a principle of grammar teaching?
(a) Teaching in context
b) Inductive teaching
(c) Meaning-focused teaching
(d) Teaching items discretely
Ans: (d) Teaching items discretely.
13. In which method does grammar teaching take a central position ?
(a) Direct method
(b) CLT method
(c) Content-based method
(d) Grammar-Translation method.
Ans: (d) Grammar-Translation method.
14. An example of theoretical grammar is—
(a) Nesfield’s grammar book
(b) Chomsky’s Transformational Generative Grammar
(c) Panini’s grammar
(d) Latin grammar.
Ans: (b) Chomsky’s Transformational Generative Grammar.
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