مجموعة أسئلة مسابقات الماجستير الانجليزية
Année 1998:Choose either (a) or (b):
a) Discuss the extent to which "Grammar" can be viewed as order-seeking and / or order-imposing.
b) Linguistics provides us with a large part of the theoretical basis of language teaching. Can
we then assume that to be a good teacher one has to have a thorough training in linguistics
1999: select one question only. Time allowed 3 hours.
Assess the different meanings of the concept of "rule" from the
perspective of traditional linguistics and modern linguistics.
"Structural approaches to foreign language learning produce structurally
competent but communicatively incompetent learners". Discuss fully.
2000: Choose either (a) or (b):
"At an abstract level, beneath the surface variation, languages are
remarkably similar in form and function to certain universal principles"
(Akmajian et al 1984:7)
b) comment on this statement made by J Lyons (1965):
is certainly the case that many of the attitudes and ideas of
linguistics today seem to result from a synthesis of certain traditional
ideas, with ideas directly opposed to them, their antithesis expressed
by linguists of a previous generation"
Année 2002:The concept of
'native speaker' is central in linguistics, but it often leads to a
number of difficulties when one tries to define it.
Consider some aspects that might be critical to the definition of this concept