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Chapter5 Rubenstein


British Received Pronunciation (BRP) The dialect of English associated with upper class Britons living in the London area and now considered standard in the United Kingdom.
Creole or Creolized Language A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated.
Dialect A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation.
Ebonics Dialect spoken by some African Americans.
Extinct Language A language that was once used by people in daily activities, but is no longer used.
Franglais A term used by the French for English words that have entered the French language.
Indeograms The system of writing used in China and other East Asia countries in which easy symbol represents a idea or a concept rather than a sound, as is the case of letters in English.
Isogloss A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate.
Isolated Language A language that is unrelated to any other languages and, therefore, not attached to any other 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 Family A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded in history.
Language Group a collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin on 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.
Literary Tradition A language that is written as well as spoken.
Official Language The language adoted by the government for the conduct of buisnessand publication of documents.
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.
Spanglish Combination of Spanish and English, spoken by Hispanic Americans.
Standard Language The form of a language used for official government buisness, education, and mass communication.
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.
Created by: WestonSandfort