Two-word terms/Quiz

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The image shows an example of a two-word term. Credit: Kim McLaughlin.

Two-word terms is a stand-alone lecture, an outgrowth of the dominant group project. It has been included in the course elements of terminology. It is another in a series of lectures on terminology.

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Yes or No, Unlike the majority of idioms, collocations are subject to syntactic modification.



True or False, The relation between a linguistic expression and its expresser is a part of pragmatics.



Which of the following two-word terms may apply to the image at the top of this resoource?

pretty girl
clock girl
girl clock
clock watcher
pin-striped blouse


Yes or No, Some words are often found together because they make up a compound noun, for example 'riding boots' or 'motor cyclist'.



True or False, The image at the top of this resource shows an example of a two-word term: clock watcher.



An apparent sign that may be an expression of a thought is a?


Yes or No, The "lexical relation" can be antonymy, or in no linguistically defined relation.



Which of the following is likely to be in a control group for assessing a pragmatics?

one or more relations
an accepted set of formats for signs
a liquid nitrogen dewar
an active speaker
a possible artifact
a wide temperature range for respondent stability


Yes or No, You are in the middle of an open field of beautifully colored, pleasantly smelling, edible wildflowers. You've just picked one and are now munching on it. You feel you are being watched. You gesture a universal sign of "I won't hurt you, unless you try to hurt me." while turning around. Is pragmatics involved in your situation?



Complete the text:

Pragmatics is an approach to



  1. Dominant group is a two-word term that refers to methods, tactics, or strategies of dominance as executed or instigated by a group.

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