Practice Quiz for Learning Language

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1 Which of the following statements is true about language acquisition?
a) At birth, children know the elementary aspects of the language of their parents.
b) By age one, children typically use about three words consisting of single morphemes.
c) Babies learn a language best when they are forced to repeat phrases given to them by their parents.
d) none of the above
2 When young children begin to learn standard grammar, they tend to over regularize it. What does this mean?
a) They consistently use correct grammar in virtually every sentence.
b) They excessively regulate or control what they say to the point that they become inhibited.
c) They assume that common syntax rules apply in all situations.
d) none of the above
3 The best time to learn a second language is in:
a) early childhood
b) junior and senior high school
c) college
4 It is best to learn a second language:
a) in a classroom where you can focus on the grammar and receive help from a teacher
b) through constant contact with native speakers in their own society
c) both of the above approaches to learning are equally effective.
5 Linguistic interference occurs when:
a) people try to speak if they are very nervous and feel intimidated
b) people learn a second language or dialect
c) young children learn their first language
6 Which of the following statements is true about the effect of language?
a) Bilingual people usually perform math and other complicated mental tasks with their first language.
b) Second languages learned as adults are rarely forgotten even if they are not used regularly.
c) neither of the above is true



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