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Linguistic Test 39

Welcome to your Linguistics Test 39

The study of human speech sounds
A semantic role that refers to that which is produced by an event
A third person deixis that distinguishes a referent that is more important at the present stage of the discourse from a referent that is less important
An item used to put off a dispreferred second part
The replacement of one stem with another, resulting in an allomorph of a morpheme which has no phonological similarity to the other allomorphs
A relative clause that helps to identify the referent of the word that it modifies
A case which expresses motion downward from the referent of the noun it marks
A set of distinctive forms that are used to signal modality
A language use characterized by spontaneous speech in situations that may be described as natural or "real-life," and the use of a "low” dialect or language in preference to a “high” one.
An implicature in which the addressee is licensed to apply his or her knowledge of the world to infer an implicature that is informationally stronger than the actual utterance

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