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Chapter5 Rubenstein

Chapter 5 Vocabulary

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British Received Pronunciation (BRP) A particular dialect of England, the one associated with upper
Creole Defined as a language that result 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 The dialect of many African Americans
Extinct Language Languages once spoken but no loner are or read in daily activities by anyone in the world
Franglais The widespread use of English in the French language
Ideograms Characters that represent ideas or concepts, not specific pronunciations
Isogloss 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 understand to have the same meaning
Language Branch A collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed several thousand years ago, within a language family
Language Family A collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed 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 of international communication Literary Tradition
Official Language A language used by the government for laws, reports, and public objects, such as raod signs, money, and stamps
Pidgin Language A simplified form of a lingua franca
Spanglish A combination of Spanish and English
Standard Language A dialect that is well established and widely recognized as the most acceptable for government, business, education, and mass communication
Vulgar Latin Latin that people in the provinces learned was not the standard literary form but a spoken form
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