English Patterning Quiz

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The symbols in human language are considered to be ________

arbitrary

There is no intrinsic connection between the word '______' and the meaning of lion

lion

Except for onomatopoeic words, most words in human language are ________

arbitrary

Animals automatically know how to communicate without ________

learning

Human language is acquired through a long ________ process

learning

A human being brought up in isolation does not acquire any ________

language

Human language is conditioned by the ________, with some innate predisposition in newborns

environment

The organization of language into two layers is known as ________ or double articulation

duality

Animals have a stock of basic ________ sounds which vary according to species

vocal

Dolphins, gorillas, and chimpanzees have between 20 and 30 ________ sounds

sounds

Test your understanding of English language patterns where specific items occur together in fixed orders. Practice identifying the correct substitutions for given sentences following a set pattern.

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