The American Language Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Lounsbury is reported as saying that, "The history of language, when looked at from the purely grammatical point of view, is little else than the history of" what? (from Chapter 9.2)


Which of the following does Mencken not list as a once-slang word turned into one commonly accepted? (from Chapter 11.1)


Which two letters did the American ethnologist McGee insist were his first name and should not be followed by periods? (from Chapter 10.2)


What is the English meaning of the phrase "to carry on"? (from Chapter 5.1)


According to the study of E.J. Hills, how many descriptive adjectives are possessed by the average child of two? (from Chapter 9.6)

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