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Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam University MA ENGLISH IV SEM JUNE20 English Language - II [MAE402T] Aug-Sep 2020 Question Paper

Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam University Old Question Papers

Master of Arts (English Literature)

Fourth Semester Main Examination, Aug-Sep 2020

English Language - II [MAE402T]

Time: 3:00 Hrs Max Marks 85

Note : Attempt all questions. Each question has two parts.

A Part is 10 Marks & B Part is 7 Marks.

Q.1 (a) Why do you call a linguistic construct which helps distinguish?

(b) Comment on semantic features. What do you understand by componential theories of semantics?


(a) Distinguish between lexical and grammatical meaning.

(b) Critically discuss the principle of semantic compositionality.

Q.2 (a) What is ambiguity? State the major types of ambiguity with examples.

(b) Name and Illustrate three syntactic devices found in English.


(a) Discuss briefly the major semantic theories.

(b) What is the place of meaning in linguistic analysis? Give illustration.

Q.3 (a) How can linguistic criteria establish paints of style? Discuss with illustration.

(b) What is stylistics? What are the problems of studying style?


(a) Outline some of the prelinguistics notion of style.

(b) Give definition of style and discuss their merits and demerits.

Q.4 (a) Discuss the importance of prosodic features in phonology.

(b) What is verbal repetition? Explain.


(a) What is meant by accent? Give examples of some of the accentual patterns in words of two and

three syllabus.

(b) Language stylistics is an aid, not a substitute for literary criticism. Discuss with example

Q.5 (a) Define and illustrate subject, predicate, complement and adjunct.

(b) What is the difference between PS rules and transformational rule?


(a) What are the major grammatical functions?

(b) Define the following terms by giving their illustrationi. Sentence ii. Word

iii. Clause iv. Phrase

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