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Kenyatta University Bachelor Of Arts (English And Linguistics) Introduction To The Study Of Language  Question Paper Exam Name: Introduction To The Study Of Language  
Course: Bachelor Of Arts (English And Linguistics)
Institution/Board: Kenyatta University
Exam Year:2010
KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2008/2009
INSTITUTE OF OPEN LEARNING
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS AND
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

AEN 100:
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE
================================================================ DATE: THURSDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2010
TIME: 11.00 A.M. - 1.00 P.M.

INSTRUCTIONS
Answer Question ONE and any other TWO Questions.

Question One (30 marks)
a)
Discuss the scientificness of linguistics. (20 marks)
b)
Discuss the Divine origin theory of human Language origin highlighting its strengths and weaknesses. (10 marks) Question Two (20 Marks)
a)
Describe the following sounds in terms of voice, place and manner of articulation. (5 marks) d
j
m
i

b)
With an example of each, distinguish between a phoneme and an allophone. (5 marks) c)
Discuss the main parameters for describing vowels. (10 marks) Question Three (20 Marks)
a)
Briefly explain what constitutes the difference between semantics and pragmatics. (4 marks) b)
Explain the following meaning relations giving an example for each. (16 marks) Synonymy
Hyponymy
Homophony
Polysemy
Question Four (20 marks)
Discuss the relationship between the study of language and:
i)
Sociology (10 marks)
ii)
Psychology (10 marks)
Question Five (20 marks)
a)
With an example of each, distinguish between simple compound and complex sentences. (9 marks) b)
Identify all the morphemes in the following words and classify them according to types. (11 marks) i)
Sporadically
ii)
Constitution
iii)
Contradicted
iv)
Activists
v)
Debate
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