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Unit 3 Chapter 5

TermDefinition
Creole Language A language that results from the mixing of a colonizers language with the native language of the people being dominated
Denglish A combination of Deutsch (German) & English
Dialect A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation
Extinct languages A language that was once used by people n daily activities but is no longer used
Franglais A combination of French and English
Indo-European Family a large, widespread family of languages, the surviving branches of which include Italic, Slavic, Baltic, Hellenic, Celtic, Germanic, and Indo-Iranian
Institutional Language A language used in education, work, mass media, and government
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 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 Branch A collection of languages related through a common ancestor that can be confirmed through archaeological evidence
Language Convergence Languages become one because of close spatial interaction
Language Divergence Languages separate and break down into dialects
Language Family A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history
Language Group A collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively recent past and display relatively few differences in grammar and vocabulary
Lingua Franca A language that is written as well as spoken
Literary Tradition A language that is written as well as spoken
Logograms A symbol that represents a word rather than a sound
Multilingual Country
Nomadic Warrior Theory
Official Language The language adopted for use by a government for the conduct of business and 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 2 different languages
Romance languages French,Spanish,Romanian,Italian, Portuguese
Sedentary Farmer Theory Language diffused peacefully and slowly by agricultural trade
Spanglish A combination of Spanish and English spoken by Hispanic Americans
Standard Language The form of a language used for official government business, education, and mass communications
Vulgar Language
Created by: jasminalei