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Test review for Unit 1 of English III for Liberty University Online Academy.

As a baby and young child, you went through stages of __________ that allowed you to learn English.

natural language acquisition

In the _____ stage, you used two- or three-word sentences to say everything you needed to say. You left off articles, pronouns, and prepositions.


In the _____ stage, you used one-word sentences.


Sometimes, you applied a rule everywhere, even places where it didn't apply. This tendency is called _____.


A person learning a new language as an adult goes through a process called _____.

second language acquisition

You _____ your native language.

were taught

Human beings are _____ for language.


It is more difficult to learn a _____ language than a _____ language.

second; first

Humans learn sounds in their order of _____.


holophrastic stage

stage 3

silent period

stage 1

adult capacity

stage 5

babbling stage

stage 2

telegraphic stage

stage 4

I putted the toys on the shelf.

adult-like conversation

Gurgle! Coo. Waaaaaah!

silent perios

Sand shoe! (I have sand in my shoes!)

telegraphic stage

ba ba, da da, ma ma!

babbling stage

Mo? (I want more!)

holophrastic stage

What is not one of the regional dialects of the United States? (General American, Standard, New England, or Southern)


The types of dialects many people speak include ethnic, regional, and _____.


What regional dialect is closest to Standard English?

General American

Dialects differ from one another in what aspects?

pronunciation, vocabulary, and idiom

African American Vernacular, Chicano English, and Cajun English are examples of _____ dialects.


Teenagers tend to use their own special language with each other. This language is an example of a _____ dialect.


_____ is informal language used by members of a social group.


_____ is technical vocabulary used i particular professions.


I reckon it's right time for supper. (regional, ethnic, or social dialect)

regional dialect

He be workin'. (regional, ethnic, or social dialect)

ethnic dialect

Pastor's message was such a blessing. (regional, ethnic, and social dialect)

social dialect

agreed-on ways to use language in different situations


a common way of defining and using words


a common way of clearly expressing sentences


a common way of speaking and reading words


a common way of writing words


capitalization and punctuation rules


_____ language is used for everyday conversations in public places.


_____ language follows a specific form.


_____ language uses some colloquialism and slang.


_____ language uses precise vocabulary.


_____ language is used for ceremonies and other important occasions.


_____ language is used in casual settings.


_____ English is Standard English without precise vocabulary or specific form.


_____ language is demonstrated by the statement: "This is my buddy Jon."


_____ language is demonstrated by the statement: "I'd like you to meet John and Betty Smith."


_____ language is demonstrated by the statement: "Please allow me to introduce Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Baughm."


Oxford English Dictionary

ultimate dictionary authority today

the science of dictionary making


believed that language change was the result of language corruption

language purists

a record of the way in which language is actually used

descriptive method

Dictionary of the English Language

Johnson's dictionary

attempts to slow or halt language change

language fixing

American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's dictionary

scholars who set standards for how language should be used


a record of scholarly opinion regarding how language should be used

prescriptive method

the use of literary texts to establish context for definitions of words

historical method

the history of a word


_____ dictionary was a grammarian's attempt to keep the language from "decaying".


_____ dictionary set a standard for American English.


_____ dictionary represented the language of an educated elite.


_____ dictionary set a standard for British English.


_____ dictionary was the first to make wide-spread use of etymology.


_____ dictionary represented the language of a broad base of educated people.


_____ dictionary was the first to use the historical method.


_____ modeled patriotism and Christian conduct.


descriptions of the "status" of a word, usually in abbreviated form (archaic, obsolete, regional, nonstandard, slang)


the accepted meaning of a word


the function of the word in a sentence

part of speech

the "history" of a word, beginning with the earliest language to which it can be traced


the word as it appears in other forms, correctly spelled

alternate forms

a date marking the first known appearance of the word in a written text

earliest recorded use

the word itself as it should be spelled

entry word

words meaning the same or nearly the same thing as the entry word


the word as it should be pronounced


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