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What are minimal pairs used to teach and assess?



A. Morphology
B. Phonology
C. Syntax
D. Lexicon

This question is part of generalist ec-6 (practice test 2)

Asked by Bundy, Last updated: Oct 20, 2020

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H. Jones

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Answered Oct 15, 2018

Option B - Phonology is the study of systematic organization of sound and how they are used in natural language. It studies on how sound interacts with each other.

Morphology is the study of words, how they are formed and their relationship with other words.

Syntax studies grammatical arrangement of words within sentences and how we use speech in communication.
Lexicon refers to the vocabulary of a person, place or a branch of knowledge.

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 09, 2016

Phonology-in minimal pairs, students are required to identify whether two sets of words are different or the same based on the phoneme sequence contained in each word. for example, the words vine and fine are different because they differ in at least one phoneme, i.e., the /v/ and /f/. (a) is incorrect because morphology is not taken into account when comparing the two words. (c) is incorrect because there is no connection between minimal pairs and syntax. (d) is incorrect because lexicon deals with vocabulary development, and minimal pairs attempt to test whether children can understand how phonemes change the meaning of the words. competency 012
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