Arbitrariness in Human Language Quiz

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Match the following terms with their corresponding descriptions:

Patterning = English places firm restrictions on which items can occur together and the order in which they come. Structure-dependency = Language operations are structure-dependent, relying on an understanding of the internal structure of a sentence. Word combinations = There is a fixed set of possibilities for the substitution of items in a sentence. Language design features = Language can be regarded as an intricate network of interrelated elements.

Match the following sentences with their correct structures:

The penguin squawked = It squawked It squawked = The penguin which slipped on the ice squawked The woman open the door = The womaned open the door The student next door open the door = The studented next door open the door

Match the following actions with their outcomes:

The burglar sneezed loudly = A robber coughed softly A robber coughed softly = That cat hissed noisily The penguin squawked = It squawked The woman open the door = The womaned open the door

Match the following sentence transformations with their correct forms:

I open the door. (I opened the door) = * The student next door open the door. (The studented next door open the door) *The woman open the door. (the womaned open the door) = * The student next door open the door. (The studented next door open the door) -I open the door. (I opened the door) = * The student next door open the door. (The studented next door open the door)

Test your knowledge on the concept of arbitrariness in human language, where there is no inherent connection between symbols and their meanings. Explore the role of onomatopoeic words and the design feature of arbitrariness in language. Delve into the necessity of learning in human communication.

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