TMA Questions and Answer: ENG222 - Advanced English Syntax

A complete description of linguistic knowledge must invoke a number of different types of …………. _ Answer: rules

Although, knowledge acquisition is an attribute of humans, it is useful to separate …………. from literary knowledge. _ Answer: linguistic

There is a …………. for language acquisition as opposed to the general-intellectual ability approach. _ Answer: special programming

Adhering to ……………. makes it possible for a speaker to produce not only correct sentences of the language but also sentences acceptable by other native speakers. 
_ Answer: specific rules of the language

Yinusa bought the bread and Yinusa ate it. "Yinusa bought the bread and ate it." The transformation in these sentences is that of…………….. _ Answer: deletion

The vampire frightened Ronke. "Ronke was frightened by the vampire." The transformations in these sentences involve those of ……….. _ Answer: movement and 

* "Ademuyiwa yesterday the pen bought" is ill-formed because it does not follow the permissible way of ……….. in English. _ Answer: word-order

………….. are used in linguistic analysis to capture the way native speakers acquire and use their language. _ Answer: Rules

Abimbola’s car is not a car is well formed but it is …………. _ Answer: contradictory

………... provides for intermediate categories which Phrase Structure Grammar cannot account for. _ Answer: X-bar

Although the knowledge of a language must contain principles of sentence formation and interpretation, it is obvious that such knowledge also includes knowledge of its 
……………….... _ Answer: vocabulary

One of the judgements the native speaker can make about the sentences of his/her language is in terms of ------------. _ Answer: grammatical/non-grammatical

Performance is what the native speaker does with the knowledge of his/her language in ----------. _ Answer: actual situations and contexts

Rules are said to be recursive when they produce an indefinite number of rules in a -------------------- manner. _ Answer: circular

Every lexical category projects its own ------------------- category. _ Answer: phrasal

The -------- is the only obligatory category in a phrase. _ Answer: head

Inversion, movement and deletion rules are examples of ------------------- rules. _ Answer: 

In the sentential structure, ------------ is lower and immediately dominated by S. _ Answer: phrasal category

Lexical categories can occupy ---------------- in a sentence. _ Answer: any syntactic positions

Language abilities are not only different in kind from other intellectual abilities, but they also become considerably ------- at a time when other intellectual abilities are still 

increasing. _ Answer: impaired
The --------- ÆŸ-role is an actor that performs the action in a sentence. _ Answer: agent

When one of the elements in two conjoined clauses is deleted, the transformation is on the basis of -----------------. _ Answer: sameness

The aim of writing a grammar is to give a full account of all the facets of ………………... knowledge. _ Answer: linguistic

The arrow in phrase structure rules should be interpreted as -----------------. _ Answer: expand as

The categories of nouns, adjectives and determiners can be abbreviated respectively as -----------. _ Answer: N, Adj, Det

The condition that must be satisfied by the grammar of all languages is made up of ------------- parts. _ Answer: two

Transformational Generative Grammar consists of a set of phrase structure rules plus a set of -------------------- rules. _ Answer: transformational

The study of competence is the study of grammars which are ---------------------- real. _ Answer: psychologically

The symbol -------represents the notion ‘sentence of a language’. _ Answer: S

Under the Guava tree' is a -------- category. _ Answer: phrasal

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