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Prova di Esonero, Modulo I: English Linguistic and Text Analysis Anno Accademico 2005-06 – 12 giugno 2006 – Dr. Massimiliano Demata
Curricula: Culture delle Lingue Moderne, Linguistica e Didattica delle Lingue Moderne, Intermediazione Linguistica per l’Unione Europea.
Please use blue or black pen only. Any answer left in pencil will not be counted. Time allowed: ONE HOUR. Dictionaries may NOT be used.
PHONETICS 1. Write the correct word corresponding to each of the following phonetic transcriptions (10)
[lʌv] [fɪ:l] [fʊt] [breɪk]
[tʃeɪnʤ] [braɪt] [bri:z]
[kætʃ] [ɵɪɳ] [ʃeɪp] MORPHOLOGY 2. Divide the following words into their component morphemes (15) sparsely tried mechanical people tape privatise enemies loser meagre below porter bypass fireplace undo distinguish 3. Place each of the above words in the correct category (15) Free Inflected Derived Compound
WORD CLASSES 4. Identify the word classes in the sentence below (31) There was no pasta left in the newly opened shop next to my London house
I almost fell off my bike as a cat suddenly crossed the street around
PHRASAL CATEGORIES 5. Analyse the following sentences in terms of phrasal categories (12) a) He looked miserable the whole morning. b) Suddenly, the poor quality of team in white shirts became evident. c) Mary told him he should stay at home. CLAUSE ELEMENTS 6. Identify the clause elements in the following sentences (16) a) He looked miserable the whole morning. b) After a lot of discussion, we paid her £50 for the table. c) Suddenly, the poor quality of team in white shirts became evident. d) She has been living in England for ten years. CLAUSE ANALYSIS 7. Underline the dependent finite clauses and say what kind they are (16) a) I think you should deny any involvement in that deal. b) She asked me whether I knew about last month’s strike. c) People who support peace in the Middle East feel hopeless. d) The food we liked was not available. 8. Underline the dependent non-finite clauses and say what kind they are (16) a) Robert got very drunk before falling asleep. b) We hope to apply for that job at the University of Manchester. c) The house, built in the forties, suddenly collapsed. d) He did very little to prevent the problem.