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AP Human Chpt 4 & 5

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British Received Pronunciation (BRP) The dialect of English now considered standard in the UK.
Creole A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer-s language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated.
Custom The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act.
Dialect A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation.
Ebonics Dialect spoken by some African Americans.
Extinct Language A language that was once used by people in daily activities but is no longer used.
Folk Culture Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
Franglais A term used by the French for English words that have entered the French language.
Habit A repetitive act performed by a particular individual.
Ideograms The system of writing used in China and other East Asian countries in which each symbol represents an idea or concept rather than a specific sound.
Isogloss A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate.
Isolated Language A language that's 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 existed several thousand years ago.
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.
Lingua Franca A language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages.
Literary Tradition A language that's written as well as spoken.
Official Language The language adopted for use by the 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 two different languages.
Popular Culture Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
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.
Taboo A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom.
Terroir The contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way food tastes.
Vulgar Latin A form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans.
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