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Ch 5 Vocab. Ap Geo.

Vocabulary for chapter 5 of The cultural landscape an intro. to human geography

TermDefinition
Creole or Creolized Language a language that results from the mixing of colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated
Denglish combination of German & English
Dialect A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocab, spelling, & pronunciation
Ebonics Dialect spoken by African Americans
Extinct language language once used by people in daily activities but no longer
Franglais Term used by the French for English words that have entered the French language
Isogloss boundary that separates regions in which different languages predominate
Isolated Language a language that is unrelated to any other languages & therefore not attached to any language family
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
Language Branch a collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed several thousand years ago. Differences are not as extensive or as old as with language families, and archaeological evidence can confirm that the branches derived from same family
Language Family a collection of languages related o each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history
Language Group a collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively recent past & display relatively few differences in grammar & vocab.
Lingua Franca language usually understood & commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages
Literary Tradition language that is written as well as spoken
Logogram symbol that represents a word rather than a sound
Official Language language adopted for use by the government for the conduct of business & publication of documents
Pidgin Language form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar & limited vocab. of a lingua franca; used for communications among speakers of two different languages
Received Pronunciation dialect of English associated with upper-class Britons living in London & now considered standard in the United Kingdom
Spanglish combination of Spanish & English spoken by Hispanic Americans
Standard Language form of a language used for official government business, education, & mass communications
Vulgar Latin form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans, as opposed to the standard dialect, which as used of official documents
Created by: ivanderzon17