Language Competence and Registers Quiz

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According to cognitivism, learning is primarily concerned with:

What happens inside the learner’s brain

In behaviorism, the learner is characterized as:

Reactive to conditions in the environment

According to Jonnasen, what is learning primarily concerned with?

What learners know and how they come to acquire it

Which aspect is emphasized in behaviorism for the recurrence of responses?

Reinforcement following responses

What factors determine the different kinds of language used in every situation?

Degree of formality, social class, place, and field within which the speech is produced

What does the term 'lingua franca' mean according to the Oxford Living Dictionary?

A language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different

What is the term that reflects more accurately what society is like nowadays?

Knowledge society

What led to the adoption of English as the lingua franca in politics and diplomacy?

The leading roles played by the USA and the Commonwealth in the formation of the United Nations

What is the basis for Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)?

Discursive-communicative competence

What are the learning theories that explain how a language can be learnt?

Cognitivism, behaviorism, and constructivism

What are the different varieties of the same language defined by the context in which is used?

Linguistic registers

What term originally meant 'the languages spoken by the people coming from the west'?

Lingua franca

What has displaced words or expressions that already existed in other languages?

Anglicisms

What industry is ruled almost entirely by the United States?

Audio-visual industry

What has influenced our lifestyle and served as propaganda for the American government?

American films and TV series

What does CLT emphasize as both the means and the ultimate goal of study?

Interaction

Which educational theory emphasizes that learners create meaning from their experiences and interactions?

Constructivism

Which field in linguistics studies brain areas related to language?

Neurolinguistics

Which educational theory focuses on internal information processing and higher-level reasoning?

Cognitivism

Which field in linguistics studies how context and previous knowledge influence the meaning of a sentence?

Pragmatics

Which educational theory focuses on external learner actions and basic definition and explanation of concepts?

Behaviorism

Which field in linguistics uses language to talk about language and employs the concept of 'metalanguage'?

Metalinguistics

Which field in linguistics explores language-related aspects of brain activity and L1 and L2 acquisition?

Psycholinguistics

Which educational theory emphasizes deep understanding of concepts and advanced reasoning?

Cognitivism

Which field in linguistics studies conditions like dyslexia using non-invasive techniques to observe brain activity?

Neurolinguistics

Which educational theory focuses on traditional methods of teaching vocabulary through repetition and memorization?

Behaviorism

Which field in linguistics studies language-related aspects of brain activity and comprehension?

Psycholinguistics

Which field in linguistics focuses on language analysis, awareness, functions, and development?

Metalinguistics

Which theory emphasizes the fulfillment of maxims for effective communication?

Cooperative principle or Grice’s maxims

What does Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) emphasize as the means and goal of language study?

Interaction

Which competence consists of language skills, digital competence, discursive competence, and more?

Communicative competence

What does digital competence involve?

Interaction with digital genres

What does discursive competence refer to?

Ability to use language appropriately

What is linguistic competence essential for?

Communication

What does pragmatic competence encompass?

Speech acts and cooperative principles

What does strategic competence include?

Cognitive and metacognitive strategies

What are linguistic registers classified based on?

Use and formality

What do linguistic registers encompass?

Lexis and syntax

What does the term 'registers' refer to?

Varieties of language used for specific purposes

What defines the boundaries of linguistic registers?

Context in which the language is used

Study Notes

Language Competence and Registers

  • The cooperative principle, also known as Grice’s maxims, is an important theory in pragmatics, emphasizing the fulfillment of maxims for effective communication.
  • Sociolinguistics studies the influence of society on language, focusing on aspects such as context, cultural norms, and language usage in different social contexts.
  • Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) emphasizes interaction as the means and goal of language study, based on communicative competence.
  • Communicative competence consists of language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), digital competence, discursive competence, intercultural competence, linguistic competence, pragmatic competence, and strategic competence.
  • Digital competence involves interaction with digital genres and cognitive development in digital environments.
  • Discursive competence is the ability to use language appropriately in specific contexts and to achieve community objectives through generic resources.
  • Intercultural competence focuses on sociocultural and cross-cultural knowledge for cultural mediation competence.
  • Linguistic competence involves phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, essential for communication.
  • Pragmatic competence encompasses illocutionary and sociolinguistic competences, speech acts, cooperative principles, relevance theory, and courtesy theory.
  • Strategic competence includes communicative, cognitive, metacognitive, and socio-affective strategies for learning and communication.
  • Linguistic registers are varieties of language used for specific purposes, classified based on use (e.g., formal register, slang register) and formality (e.g., frozen, formal, consultative, casual, intimate).
  • Registers are characterized by their lexis, syntax, and rhetorical or discourse features, with boundaries defined by the context in which the language is used.

Test your understanding of language competence and registers with this quiz. Explore topics such as the cooperative principle, sociolinguistics, communicative language teaching, communicative competence, digital competence, discursive competence, intercultural competence, linguistic competence, pragmatic competence, and strategic competence. Delve into linguistic registers, their characteristics, and their classification based on use and formality.

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