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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. syntax
  2. availability bias
  3. linguistic relativity hypothesis
  4. working backwards
  5. innateness theory of language
  1. a Eliminates false starts and can only be used when the end goal is clearly specified.
  2. b The order of words in a language.
  3. c Faulty heuristic strategy that estimates probabilities based on information that can be recalled from personal experience.
  4. d Children learn language mainly by following an inborn program for acquiring vocabulary and grammar.
  5. e Language determines thought.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Tendency to respond to a new problem in the manner used for a previous problem.
  2. Tendency, after learning about an event, to believe that one could have predicted the event in advance.
  3. Faulty heuristic strategy based on presumption that, once a person or event is categorized, it shares all features of other members in that category.
  4. Meaningful units of language that make up words.
  5. Ignoring or finding fault with information that does not fit our opinions, and seeking information with which we agree.

5 True/False questions

  1. languageConsists of symbols that convey meaning, plus rules for combining those symbols, that can be used to generate an infinite variety of messages.


  2. underextensionUse a word too widely.


  3. overextensionUnderusing a word.


  4. artificial conceptsConcepts that are defined by rules.


  5. scriptA knowledge cluster or general framework that provides expectations about topics, events, objects, people, and situations in one's life.


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