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Chapter 5

Chapter 5- Language

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British Received Pronunciation (BRP) dialect of English, the one associated with upper-class Britons living in the London area, is recognized in much of the English-speaking world as the standard for of British speech.
Creole or creolized language a language that results from the mixing of the colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated.
Dialect a regional variation of a language distinguished by distinctive vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
Ebonics a distinct African American dialect
Extinct Language language not longer spoken or read in daily activities by anyone in the world
Franglais the use of English words in the French language, such as jeans and hamburger
Ideograms characters that represent ideas or concepts, not specific pronunciation
Isogloss a word usage boundary
isolated language a language unrelated to any other and therefore not attached to any language family
language a system of communication through speech, a collection of sounds that a group of people understands to have the same meaning
language branch collection of languages related through common ancestral language. It's smaller than language families and bigger than a language group
language family collection of languages related through a common ancestral language that existed long before recorded history
language group collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively recent past
British Received Pronunciation (BRP) one dialect of English, the one associated with the upper-class Britons living in the London are, is recognized as the standard form of British speech.
Creole or creolized language a language that results from the mixing of colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated
Dialect regional variation of a language distinguished by distinctive vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation
Ebonics a dialect of African Americans
Extinct language no longer spoken or read in daily activities by anyone in the world
Ideograms characters that represent ideas or concepts, not specific pronunciations
Franglais The use of English words in the French language, such as jeans and hamburger
Isogloss a word-usage boundary
Isolated language a language unrelated to any other and therefore not attached to any language family
Language a system of communication through speech, a collection of sounds that a group of people understands to have the same meaning
language branch collection of languages related through a common ancestral language that existed several thousand years ago. Smaller than a language family, bigger than a language group
language family a collection of languages related through a common ancestral language that existed before recorded history. Bigger than branch and group
Language group a collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively recent past
Lingua Franca a language of international communication, such as English
Literary tradition system of written communication
Official Lanuage languages designated by a country to be used by the government
Pigin Language a simplified form of another language
Spanglish a combination of Spanish and English
Standard Language a dialect that is well established and widely recognized as the most acceptable for mass communication
Vulgar Latin a crude spoken form of Latin introduced to the provinces by the soldiers
Indo-European Family Greatest number of speakers, 48% of the world
Sino-Tibetan Family Second greatest number of speakers, 28% of world
Afro-Asiatic Family Third greatest number of speakers, 6% of world, mostly in the Middle East
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