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AP GEO CH 4 & 5

Adams HCHS AP Human Geo. Rubenstein Ch 4 & 5

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Custom the frequent repetition of an act to the extent that it becomes a characteristic of the group performing it
Folk culture culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in isolation from other groups
Habit a repetitive act performed by a particular individual
Pop culture culture found in large heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics
Taboo a restriction or behavior imposed by social custom
British Received Pronunciation (BRP) A particular dialect of England, the one associated with the upper class
Creole Defined as a language that results from the mixing of the colonizer’s language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated
Dialect A regional variation of a language distinguished by distinctive vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation
Ebonics A dialect spoken by some African Americans
Extinct Language Languages once spoken but no longer are or read in daily activities by anyone in the world
Franglais Term used by the French for English words that have entered the French language
Isogloss A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate
Isolated Language A language unrelated to any other and therefore not attached to any language family
Language A system of communication through speech, a collection of sounds that a group of people understand to have the same meaning
Language Branch A collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed several thousand years ago, within a language family
Language Family A collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed long before recorded history
Language Group A collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively recent past and display relatively few differences in grammar and vocabulary
Lingua Franca A language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages
Official Language The language adopted for use by the government for the conduct of business and publication of documents
Pidgin Language A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca
Spanglish A combination of Spanish and English spoken by Hispanic Americans
Standard Language The form of a language used for official government business, education, and mass communication
Vulgar Latin A form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans
Denglish A combination of German and English
Literary tradition A language that is written as well as spoken
Logogram A symbol that represents a word rather than a sound
Terroir The contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way a food tastes.
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