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Language- Leblanc

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Worddefinition
language a system of communication through speech, a collection of sounds that a group of people understands to have the same meaning
dialect a regional variation of a language distinguished by distinctive vocabulary, spelling and puctuation
standard language a dialect that is well established and widely recognized as the most exceptable language
British Recieved Pronunciation he dialect of English associated with upper class britains living in the london and now considered standard in the UK
language family collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed long before recorded history
language branch a collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed several thousand years ago
language group a collection of languages within a branch that share a common origen in the relatively recent past
vulgar latin a form of latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans which was used for official documents
creole a language that results from the mixing of a colonizers language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated
ideograms ideas or concepts
extinct languages a language that was once used by people in daily activities and is no longer used
isolated language a language unrelated to any other and therefore not attatched to any other language
lingua franca a language mutually understood and commonly used by people who have native languages
pidgin language a form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca
ebonics a combination of ebony and phonics
literary tradition (blank)
isogloss a boundary that seperates regions in which different language used predominant
franglais a term used by the french for english words that have entered the french language
spanglish mixture of spanish and english
official language the language adopted for use by the governement for the conduct of buisness and publication of documents
literary tradition language spoken and written
Created by: walrusbean