MEG-04: ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE SOLVED ASSIGNMENT
Assignment Code: MEG-04/TMA/2017-18
|1||Write short notes on any two of the following:|
|i||Theories of the Origin of Language|
|ii||The Great Vowel Shift|
|iii||Criteria for classification of consonants|
|iv||The difference between simple, complex and compound words|
|2||Write in detail, giving examples whenever appropriate, on stress and rhythm of connected speech in English.|
|3||Describe some of the minor processes of word formation in English and theircontribution to the enrichment of the English word-store.|
4. What is a standard language? Discuss in detail the process of language standardization. 20
5. Analyse the following extract of a poem by Tennyson using the tools given to you in
|Block 9 of your Course.|
Ring out, wild bells
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.