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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University MA (English Literature) IV SEM English Language - II [MAE402T] June 2021 Question Paper

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam University

Master of Arts (English Literature)

Fourth Semester Main Examination, June-2021

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) Critically discuss the principle of Semantic compositionality?

(b) Why do you call a linguistic construct which helps distinguish?


(a) Distinguish between lexical and grammatical meaning?

(b) Comment on semantic features what do you understand by compontial

theories of sem?

Q.2 (a) Name and Illustrate three syntactic devices found in English. ?

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


(a) Write a short note on formal and contextual meaning?

(b) What is ambiguity? State the major types of ambiguity with example?

Q.3 (a) Discuss briefly the major semantic theories?

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


(a) Give four definition of style and discuss their merits and demerits?

(b) Out line some of the paralinguistics nation of style?

Q.4 (a) What is verbal repetition? Explain?

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

with example


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

words of two and three syllabus?

(b) Discuss the important of prosodic features in phonology?

Q.5 (a) Define the following terms by giving their illustrationi. Sentence ii. Word

iii. Clause iv. Phrase

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


(a) What are the major grammatical functions?

(b) Define the illustrate siyicet predicate complement adjunct?

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