GRE Subject Test: Psychology : Syntax

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Example Question #1 : Syntax

Which of the following best describes the difference between semantics and pragmatics?

Possible Answers:

Semantics refers to the learning of sounds and words, whereas pragmatics refers to the learning of phrases and sentences

None of these

Semantics refers to the learning of different sentence structures, whereas pragmatics refers to paragraph structures

Semantics refers to the learning of different word meanings, whereas pragmatics refers to the actual use of different words

Pragmatics refers to different word meanings, whereas semantics refers to the learning of different word uses

Correct answer:

Semantics refers to the learning of different word meanings, whereas pragmatics refers to the actual use of different words

Explanation:

Semantics refers to the fact that children must learn combinations of phonemes that represent certain events, people, or objects. Pragmatics refers to the usage of different words, phrases, and slang terms. Children must learn how tone of voice and modulation can shape the meaning of a sentence. The same sentence might mean two different things in different contexts.

Example Question #2 : Syntax

Which of the following best describes the difference between semantics and pragmatics?

Possible Answers:

Semantics refers to the learning of sounds and words, whereas pragmatics refers to the learning of phrases and sentences

Semantics refers to the learning of different word meanings, whereas pragmatics refers to the actual use of different words

None of these

Pragmatics refers to different word meanings, whereas semantics refers to the learning of different word uses

Semantics refers to the learning of different sentence structures, whereas pragmatics refers to paragraph structures

Correct answer:

Semantics refers to the learning of different word meanings, whereas pragmatics refers to the actual use of different words

Explanation:

Semantics refers to the fact that children must learn combinations of phonemes that represent certain events, people, or objects. Pragmatics refers to the usage of different words, phrases, and slang terms. Children must learn how tone of voice and modulation can shape the meaning of a sentence. The same sentence might mean two different things in different contexts.

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