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    level of linguistic structure


    Identify the level of linguistic structure at which the variation exists, i.e. phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic.

    1. Many dialects of English have multiple negation, as in I didnít see nobody take no picture.________________

    2. Names differ from place to place to refer to an insect that glows in the dark, including glow worm, firefly, lightening bug. _______________

    3. Some African- American English dialects do not mark the third person singular present tense with a suffix, e.g. he kiss, she see, it jump syntactic.

    4. Many American dialects have the mid-back lax vowel sound as it is pronounced in words like bore or core. However, this vowel is produced differently in different dialects--some are more rounded, some less so, some are higher or lower than others (but not as high as[u] or as low as [a].Phonological.

    Do I have any of these???

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    Re: level of linguistic structure

    Quote Originally Posted by chomsky101 View Post
    Identify the level of linguistic structure at which the variation exists, i.e. phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic.

    1. Many dialects of English have multiple negation, as in I didn’t see nobody take no picture.________________

    2. Names differ from place to place to refer to an insect that glows in the dark, including glow worm, firefly, lightening bug. _______________

    3. Some African- American English dialects do not mark the third person singular present tense with a suffix, e.g. he kiss, she see, it jump syntactic.

    4. Many American dialects have the mid-back lax vowel sound as it is pronounced in words like bore or core. However, this vowel is produced differently in different dialects--some are more rounded, some less so, some are higher or lower than others (but not as high as[u] or as low as [a].Phonological.

    Do I have any of these???
    No, not on my count. So far you have 0/4. But you haven't given an answer for the first two.

    3. Changing the endings of words for case, person etc. doesn't come under syntax.
    4. is describing sounds more specifically than at a phonological level.


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    Re: level of linguistic structure

    The revisions I made were
    1. Syntactic
    2. Semantic.
    3. Morphological
    4. I simply don't understand why it wouldn't be phonological?

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    Re: level of linguistic structure

    Quote Originally Posted by chomsky101 View Post
    The revisions I made were
    1. Syntactic Yes
    2. Semantic. Yes
    3. Morphological Yes
    4. I simply don't understand why it wouldn't be phonological? Right
    Sorry, yes it would be phonological, given that you don't have 'phonetic' as a choice.

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