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*Luksa Review 3

Custom The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people perfroming the act.
Folk Culture Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogenous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
Habit A repetetive act performed by a particular individual
Popular Culture Culture found in a large, heterogenous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
Taboo A restriction on behavior imposed by social customs.
British Recieved Pronunciation 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 donimated
Dialect A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation
Ebonics Dialect spoken by some African Americans
Franglais A term used by the French for English words that have entered the French languages, a combonation of "Francais" and "Anglais", the French words for French and English
Ideograms The system of writing used in China and other East Asain countries in which each symbol represents an idea or a concept rather than a specific sound, as is the case with letters in English.
Isogloss A boundary that seperates regions in which different language useages predominate.
Isolated Language A language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family
Language A system of communication through the use of speech, a collecton of sounds understood by a group of people to have the same meaning.
Language Branch A collecion 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 orgin 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.
Lingua Franca A language mutually undersood 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 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 grammer and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca, used for a communications among speakers of two different languages
Spanglish Combination of spanish and english, spoken by hispanic
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.
Universalizing Religions A religion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those living in a particular location
Ethnic Religion A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in which its adherents are concentrated
Branch A large and fundamental division within a religion
Denomination A division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal and administrative body
Sect A relatively small group that has broken away from an established denomination
Monotheism The doctrine or belief of the existence of only one god
Polytheist Belief in or worship of more than one god
Created by: Mluksa