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Chapter 6 Vocabulary
Words and definitions for the 20 vocabulary words in Chapter 6.
|Related sounds and symbols that are used to communicate.
|The ability of two people to understand each other while speaking. Is nearly impossible to measure.
|The language of which a country's political and intellectual power use as the norm for schools, government, media, and other aspects of the public
|Variants of the same language, divided among regional or ethnic lines.
|A group of dialects where the dialects nearest to each other are the most similar and the farthest ones are the least similar.
|A geographic boundary where different linguistic features occur.
|A group of languages which share the same distant origin language.
|Divisions among the same language family in which the languages are more common with a more recent origin.
|A word which has similar meaning, pronunciation, and origin between two or more languages.
|Processes in which new languages are formed from a single language.
|Tracking sound shifts backwards to find out the original language.
|When two languages collapse into one language.
|A language which has lost all of its native speakers.
|Idea that Indo-European left their hearth, and moved west to diffuse their language.
|The theory that the Indo-European language spread through the diffusion of agriculture.
|The language used in everyday life among people in a local area.
|The language used for trade and interaction between two different languages.
|A form of communication which develops between two or more groups which do not share a common language
|A language that was once a pidgin language but had developed into a mother language of a people.
|The name of a place