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The branch of linguistics concerned with the study of speech sounds with reference to their distribution and patterning is called:
Phonology is a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of _______ ________.
__________ refers to a method for teaching speakers of any language to read and write that language. _______ involves teaching how to connect the sounds of spoken language with letters/letter groups
(abso-bloody-lutely) is an example of the use of an:
synthetic (or inflected) languages
Languages that have some degree of inflection are called:
A verb form with an (ing) ending is known as a:
present progressive (or present continuous)
A present form of the verb (to be + a present participle) is known as the:
inflectional plural affix -s
In English most nouns are inflected for number with the:
Inflecting a noun, pronoun, adjective or determiner is known as:
inflectional past tense affix -ed
Most English verbs are inflected for tense with the:
Inflecting a verb is called:
inflection by ablaut
(Sing, sang, sung) is known as:
________ relates to a noun or to any word or word group that functions as a noun.
_______ is the verb form that indicates completion, duration, or repetition of an action.
Inflection by umlaut
past, passive, or perfect participle
the ___________ is identical to the past tense form (in -ed) in the case of regular verbs, but takes various forms in the case of irregular verbs, such as sung, written, put, gone, etc.
The ____ ____ is formed with (has, have, or had + the past participle).
The ____________ _________ is made up of (a form of be + the -ing form of the main verb).
Languages in which each inflection conveys only a single grammatical category are known as ____ languages.
Languages in which a single inflection can convey multiple grammatical roles (such as both nominative case and plural) are called __________ languages
The ________ of a verb describes the relationship between the action (or state) that the verb expresses and the participants identified by its arguments (subject, object, etc).
analytic (or isolating)
Languages that never use inflections are called:
When the subject is the agent or doer of the action, the verb is in the:
When the subject is the patient, target or undergoer of the action, the verb is said to be in the:
_________ can be either conjugations (verbs) or declensions (nouns/adj).