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P.G. DIPLOMA EXAMINATION - 2012


(ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING)
(PAPER – I)
110. PHONETICS AND SPOKEN ENGLISH
December) (Time: 3 Hours
Maximum: 100 Marks

SECTION – A
Answer any FIVE questions in about 200 words. (5 × 8 = 40)
1. Explain the terms: Phonetics and Phonology.
2. How are vowels classified in English Language?
3. Write about the syllable and its kinds with examples.
4. Analyse the Allophonic variants.
5. Illustrate with examples the initial and the final consonant clusters.
6. How do you differentiate between assimilation and dissimilation?
7. Mark stress in the following sentences:
a) The Examination results have been declared already.
b) Do you remember these precautions which I gave you?
8. Explain cardinal vowels with a diagram.
9. Comment on ‘Spelling’ and ‘Pronunciation’ in English with suitable examples.
10. Transcribe the following words phonetically:
a) Peaceful b) Success c) Phonetics d) Education e) Strong f) Knife g) beauty
h) food i) tall j) church.

SECTION – B
Answer any THREE questions. (3 × 20 = 60)

11. (a) How do you relate Phonetics with Spoken English?


(OR)
(b) Enlist all phonemes with suitable examples.
12. (a) Illustrate word stress and sentence stress.
(OR)
(b) Discuss intonation and its kinds.
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13. (a) Explain the organs of speech.


(OR)
(b) How are consonants classified according to RP and in terms of Articulation and
Distribution?
14. (a) Explain how English language is unphonetic.
(OR)
(b) Write about the Speech mechanism in English.
15. (a) Give phonetic transcription of any one of the following and mark ‘Stress’ wherever
necessary:
x : Excuse, me! Could you do me a favour?
y : Yes, what can I do for you?

x : Oh, thanks, please show me how to reach this address


y : Well, it isn’t difficult I too belong to the same locality. If you don’t mind,
come with me I’ll drop you there.
x : Thank you so much!
(OR)
(b) x : Hello, stop! Come this side.
y : Sorry Sir, I didn’t notice the signal
x : Hey, stop blabbering, where’s your driving licence?
y : I’m extremely sorry, Sir. I don’t have.
x : What? How old are you?
y : I’m sixteen
x : ‘you’ are booked. Stay back. Give me your key!
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