M.A. English Sem. III: Sample Question Paper of Paper- II (English Language)- Higher Education M.P.

English Literature (Paper- II)- English Language

Section-A (Objective Type Questions)
Note: Attempt all questions. Each question carries 02 marks.
Q1. Choose the correct option:
(i) Total number of vowel sounds in English is:
(a) 24
(b) 20
(c) 26
(d)None of these
(ii) In common English Pronunciation /el/ is:
(a) alphabet
(b) pure vowel
(c) monophthong
(d) diphthong
(iii) ‘Articulatoy’, ‘Acoustic’ and ‘Auditory’ are the three major branches of:
(a) Phonology
(b) Semantics
(c) Phonetics
(d) Grammar
(iv) Single out the active organ of speech:
(a) Tongue
(b) Teeth
(c) Uvula
(d) Palate
(v) Scientific study of language is called:
(a) Sentence
(b) Grammar
(c) Linguistics
(d) Literature
Section- B (Short Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt all five questions. Each question carries 07 marks.
Q2. Give some definitions of language given by famous linguists.
OR
Write some characteristics of Language.
Q3. What are three language varieties you have read? Define any one of them.
OR
Write briefly about approaches to the study of language.
Q4. Make clear the difference between Phonetics and Phonology.
OR
Name all the active and passive organs of speech.
Q5. What is a phoneme?
OR
What do you mean by RP?
Q6. Write some important characteristics of transformational generic grammar.
OR
Do you know Chomsky? Write about him as a linguist.
Section- C (Long Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any two questions. Each question carries 20 marks.
Q7. Trace in detail the development of English language.
Q8. Make clear with illustrations the synchronic and Diachronic approaches to the study of language.
Q9. Write a full length answer on organs of speech.
Q10. Attempt a standard table of Phonetic symbols for sounds in RP?
Q11. Write about the Basics of Transformational Generic Grammar.

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