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Chapter 5 APHumanGeo

Chapter 5 vocabulary for APHG.

TermDefinition
Vulgar Latin A form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans, as opposed to the standard dialect, which was used for official documents.
Standard Language The form of a language used for official government business, education, and mass communications.
Spanglish A combination of Spanish and English spoken by Hispanic Americans.
Pidgin Language A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca; used for communications among speakers of two different languages.
Official Language The language adopted for use by the government for the conduct of business and publication of documents.
Literary Tradition A language that is written as well as spoken.
British received Pronunciation A pronunciation of British English originally based on the speech of the upper class of England.
Ideograms A written character symbolizing the idea of a thing without the sounds used to say it.
Lingua Franca A language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages.
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.
Language Family A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history.
Language Branch A collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed several thousand years ago. Not as old.
Language A system of communication through the use of speech, a collection of sounds understood by a group of people to have the same meaning.
Isolated Language A language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family.
Isogloss A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate.
Franglais A term used by the French for English words that have entered the French language.
Extinct Language A language that was once used by people in daily activities but is no longer used.
Ebonics A dialect spoken by some African Americans.
Dialect A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
Creole A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated.
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