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YEAR 2010 (Supplementary)

Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.


1. What is language? Give its different definitions given by different linguists. List the
various characteristics of language on the basis of these definitions.
2. Write a note on stylistics. Discuss its significance.
3. What do you understand by diphthongs? Explain to them in detail.
4. Write a detailed note on historical linguistics.
5. (a) What is IC analysis? Discuss its major flaws.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Marker:
I might have been reading her letter.
6. What is semantic field theory? How does it differ from componential analysis?
7. Write notes on TWO of the following:
(i) Morphology
(ii) Levels of Linguistic Analysis
(iii) Bilingualism
(iv) Transcribe the following phrases:
(a) Get the better of
(b) Hard and fast
(c) Keep up appearance
(d) Run short of
(e) Play second fiddle

Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

10. YEAR 2011

Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.


1. Identify those features of linguistics which qualify it to classified as a 'science'. Support
with examples.
2. Write a comprehensive note on sociolinguistics and its significance.
3. Discuss and describe the English Consonants of RP in terms of their manner and place
of articulation.
4. Discuss in detail the major semantic theories.
5 (a) How is Transformational Generative Grammar different from IC analysis and phrase
structure grammar. Explain with suitable examples.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Marker"
They have been reading this book for three days.
6. Briefly trace the growth and development of historical linguistics.
7. Write notes on any TWO of the following:
(i) Language Acquisition
(ii) Voicing
(iii) Bilingualism
(iv) Morphology

Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

11. YEAR 2011(Supplementary)

Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.


1. What is language? What are its chief characteristics?
2. Critically examine sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics as branches of linguistics.
3. What do you understand by morphological analysis? Give examples of both 'free' and

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'bound' morphemes.
4. Write a note on historical linguistics.
5. (a) What is IC analysis? Discuss its major flaws.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Marker:
Suddenly the lion appeared before the Man.
6. Differentiate between semantic field theory and componential analysis.
7. Write notes on TWO of the following:
(i) Stylistics
(ii) Descriptive VS Prescriptive Linguistics
(iii) Bilingualism
(iv) Transformational Grammar

Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

12. YEAR 2012

Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.


1. What is linguistics? Discuss how different levels of linguistics are linked to each other?
2. Discuss in detail the functions of various articulators with the help of examples.
3. What is the difference between the prescriptive and descriptive approaches of
grammar?
4. Describe RP consonants with the help of manner and place of articulation.
5. (a) How does Transformational Generative Grammar answer questions left unanswered
by structuralists? Explain with the help of examples.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Marker:
The students respect their teachers everywhere in Pakistan.
6. What is Semantics? Describe some types of meaning.
Write notes on any TWO of the following:
(i) Phrase Structure Grammar
(ii) Synchronic and Diachronic Approaches
(iii) English RP Long Vowels
(iv) English Plosives

Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

13. YEAR 2012 (Supplementary)

Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.


1. What is Phonetics and what are its main branches?
2. Write a detailed note on Bilingualism.
3. Write a detailed note on Structuralism.
4. Compare and contrast the major Semantic theories.
5. (a) Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the application of Transformational
Generative Grammar.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Marker:
She is a true artist.
6. Critically analyze the description of RP vowels (long, short, diphthongs)
7. Write notes on any TWO of the following:
(i) Structuralism
(ii) Morphology
(iii) Voicing
(iv) Stylistics

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Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

14. YEAR 2013

Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.


1. Discuss the major differences and similarities between Descriptive and Prescriptive
Linguistics.
2. What are some advantages and disadvantages of Bilingualism as a phenomenon.
3. Explain English diphthongs with reference to the cardinal vowel system.
4. (a) What are the characteristics of Phrase Structure Grammar. Explain with the help of
examples.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Marker:
The house has a beautiful garden and driveway.
5. What is Structural Semantics? Explain with the help of examples.
6. Discuss Synchronic and Diachronic approaches.
7. Write notes on any TWO of the following:
(i) Homonymy and Polysemy
(ii) English RP Consonants
(iii) Voicing
(iv) Multilingualism

Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar

15. YEAR 2014


Attempt any FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.
1. How is human language different from animal communication?
2. Write a detailed description of Psycholinguistics.
3. Describe in detail the fricatives, affricates and plosives of RP with reference to manner
and place of articulation.
4. (a) What is I.C. Analysis? Discuss its major flaws.
(b) Draw a tree diagram for the following sentence giving P-Maker:
The man is waiting outside the dentist's office.
5. How do the concepts of homonymy and synonymy aid in Componential Analysis?
6. Discuss some of the Stylistic devices in language which are used to produce expressive
or literary style.
7. Write notes on any TWO of the following:
(i) Diphthongs
(ii) Bilingualism
(iii) Morphology
(iv) The Cardinal Vowel System