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Linguistic Test 40

Welcome to your Linguistics Test 40

The smallest meaningful unit in the grammar of a language

The even distribution of phonemes throughout the articulatory possibilities of a given language

The phonetic realization of a morpheme

A grammatical unit that never occurs by itself, but is always attached to some other morpheme

A case that expresses that the referent of the noun it marks receives the benefit of the situation expressed by the clause

Information expresses a nonevent, something that did not or has not yet happened

A kind of affix in which a suprasegmental is superimposed on one or more syllables of the root or stem, signaling a particular morphosyntactic operation

An expression of social deixis that encodes very high status

An illocutionary point which communicates an attitude or emotion about the state of affairs described in the propositional content of the utterance

Place deixis in which the presence or absence of a component of meaning indicates that a location has length or area.

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