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Vocab 3.1 Words *

Word and defintion *

Dialect A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation
Official Language the language adopted for use by a government for the conduct of business and publication of documents
Custom the frequency repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act
Creole Language language that results from the mixing of a colonizers language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated
Lingua Franca Language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages
Standard language form of a language used for official government business, education, and mass communications
Pidgin Language form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca; used to communications among speakers of 2 different languages