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Module 6 - Communicative Competence

Quiz by Martha Sidury Christiansen

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  • Q1
    Which one isn't part of Gumperz's integrated program for the analysis of verbal communication:
    Situated Inference
    SPEAKING
    Face
    Contextualization
    30s
  • Q2
    What is “the search for replicable methods of qualitative analysis that account for our ability to interpret what participants intend to convey in everyday communicative practice” (Gumperz, 2003)?
    Sociolinguistics
    Communicative competence
    Interactional sociolinguistics
    Contextualization
    30s
  • Q3
    What is the intersentential alternating use of two or more languages or varieties of a language in the same speech situation, has been one of the most researched topics in sociolinguistics over the past 30 years (Blom & Gumperz, 1972) ?
    Turn taking
    Dialects
    Codeswitching
    Diglossia
    30s
  • Q4
    What is the main argument in Gumperz & Cook-Gumperz's (2005) study?
    That the prevailing linguistic ideology in education has long supported the belief that bilinguals control two distinct languages: a native language or vernacular (L1) and a second language (L2) each with its own distinct grammatical system that is kept separate in the mind.
    That the prevailing linguistic ideology in education has long supported the belief that bilinguals control various distinct languages each with their own distinct grammatical system and they are all separated in different sections in the brain.
    That the prevailing linguistic ideology in education has never supported the belief that bilinguals control two distinct languages: a native language or vernacular (L1) and a second language (L2) each with its own distinct grammatical system that is kept separate in the mind.
    That the prevailing linguistic ideology in education has long supported the belief that bilinguals cannot control two distinct languages in the brain: a native language or vernacular (L1) and a second language (L2) each with its own distinct grammatical system that is kept separate in the mind.
    30s
  • Q5
    Fill in the blank: "Code-switching serves as an _________________ which functions much like other similar discourse level processes."
    indexical strategy
    indexical account
    indexical identity
    indexical variable
    30s
  • Q6
    Choose the statement that Gumperz & Cook-Gumperz (2005) would agree with.
    Monolingual and bilingual children cannot be comparable. They both have different sent of attributes. They cannot be the same.
    Monolingual and bilingual children differ in what they do with language, but not in how they do it.
    Monolingual and bilingual children are exactly the same in the way the use and what they do with language.
    Monolingual and bilingual children do not differ in what they do with language, but in how they do it.
    30s
  • Q7
    How does Hymes (1966) define communicative competence?
    The empirical study of how people talk in naturally occurring conversations. It is knowing how much they know and how well they speak.
    The ability to recognize and repair communication breakdowns before, during, or after they occur. For instance, the speaker may not know a certain word, thus will plan to either paraphrase, or ask what that word is in the target language.
    The intuitive functional knowledge and control of the principles of language usage... "a normal child acquires knowledge of sentences not only as grammatical, but also as appropriate. He or she acquires competence as to when to speak, when not, and as to what to talk about with whom, when, where, in what manner.”
    The knowledge of the language code, i.e. its grammar and vocabulary, and also of the conventions of its written representation (script and orthography).
    30s
  • Q8
    According to Hymes (1966), how many and which are the components of communicative competence?
    2 - Linguistic and sociocultural competence
    4 - Linguistic, sociocultural, strategic, and grammatical competence.
    4 - Grammatical, discourse, sociocultural, and strategic competence
    3 - Linguistic, social, syntactical, and semantical competence.
    30s
  • Q9
    Communicative competence does NOT include:
    the grammatical rules to speak like a native-speaker
    how one may talk to people of different statuses and roles
    what nonverbal behaviors are appropriate in various contexts
    what the routines are for turn taking are in conversation
    30s

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