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Rubenstein Chapter 5

Languages Vocabulary

QuestionAnswer
What is a creolized language? It is a language that results from mixing a colonizer's language with the indigenous language of those being dominated.
What is Denglish? It is a combination of German and English.
What is a developing language? It is a language spoken in daily use with a literary tradition that is not widely distributed.
What is a dialect? It is a regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
What is Ebonics? It is a dialect spoken by some African-Americans.
What is an extinct language? It is a language once used by people in daily activities but is no longer used.
What is Franglais? It is a combination of French and English.
What is an institutional language? It is a language used in education, work, mass media, and government.
What is an isogloss? It is a boundary that separates regions in which different language uses predominate.
What is an isolated language? It is a language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family.
What is a language? It is a system of communication through the use of speech with a collection of sounds understood by a group of people.
What is a language branch? It is a collection of languages related through a common ancestor that can be confirmed through archaeological evidence.
What is a language family? It is a collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history.
What is a language group? It is a collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively recent past.
What is a lingua franca? It is a language mutually understood by people who have different native languages.
What is a literary tradition? It is a language that is written as well as spoken.
What is a logogram? It is a symbol that represents a word rather than a sound.
What is an official language? It is the language adopted for use by a government for the conduct of business and publication of documents.
What is a pidgin language? It is a form of speech adopting a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca.
What is a Received Pronunciation (RP)? It is the dialect of English associated with upper-class Britons and is now the standard of the United Kingdom.
What is Spanglish? It is a combination of English and Spanish.
What is a standard language? It is the form of a language used for official government business, education, and mass communication.
What is a subdialect? It is a subdivision of a dialect.
What is a vigorous language? It is a language spoken in daily use which lacks a literary tradition.
What is vulgar Latin? It is a form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans, as opposed to the standard dialect.
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