Exam questions in Applied linguistics 1.

What is the main concern of applied linguistics and how does it differ from theoretical linguistics in its aims, methods and approaches? 2. What is language? How can we define it to reflect its multiple features and functions? 3. How does human language differ from animal communication systems? Why can’t chimps talk? 4. What is the main field of interest of pragmatics? Why is it important to distinguish linguistic form and function? How do the different theories we ha e discussed relate to the study of language function? !. "peech #ct $heory and Halliday’s language functions %. $he &ricean 'a(ims and their criticism ). What theories pro ide an e(planation for the relationship *etween language, thought and culture? +. What is the Whorfian Hypothesis? ,n what grounds can it *e supported or re-ected? .. What is the main field of interest of sociolinguistics? How is it a good sym*ol of a multi/disciplinary filed? What methodological pro*lems do sociolinguists face and what solutions ha e *een found? 10. What theories pro ide e(planations for first language ac1uisition? 11. What is the 2ritical 3eriod Hypothesis? What support has *een found to support it in 45# and "55? 12. Which aspects of human functioning are affected *y the critical period? 13. 6escri*e 7rashen’s 8nput Hypothesis and its criticism.

How does *eha iourism e(plain 45# and why was it criticised? How does innatism e(plain 45# and why was 2homsky’s contri*ution criticised? How does functionalism e(plain 45#? What is the role of motherese in 45#? How does connecti ism e(plain 45#? What is the 2ritical 3eriod Hypothesis? What support has *een found to support in 45#? What factors influence 45# and how? What aspects of human functioning are affected *y the critical period? Why is it more difficult to produce a theory of "5#9"55 than a theory of 45#? What theories pro ide and e(planation for "5#9"55? . . !. +. 4.. 3. ). %.Exam questions in Language Acquisition 1. 2.

6efining presentation as a genre 2.Exam questions in Presentation Skills 1. "hort / and long < term preparation 4. 6etermining the genre. format. *rainstorming !. :efore the presentation.utlining and drafting. coping with stage fright 3. clarifying aims. making and -ustifying claims +. =ffecti e introductions and conclusions ). What makes a good presentations 2. formality %. choosing. 8nteracting with the audience 12.. . >hetoric . 5anguage and style 10. and focusing the topic. #sking and answering 1uestions . #rgumentation. :ody language 11. analysing audience and conte(t.

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