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  • Q1
    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
    30s
  • Q2
    A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history. (EX: Indo-European)
    Language family
    30s
  • Q3
    A collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed several thousand years ago. Differences are not as extensive or old as with language families, and archaeological evidence can confirm that these derived from the same family. (EX: Romance)
    Language branch
    30s
  • Q4
    A collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relativity recent past and display relativly few differences in grammer and vocabulary
    Language group
    30s
  • Q5
    In multilingual countries the language selected, often by the educated and politically powerful elite, to promote internal cohesion; usually the language of the courts and government.
    Official language
    30s
  • Q6
    Languages that are recognized by the government and the intellectual elite as the norm for use in schools, government, media, and other aspects of public life.
    Standard language
    30s
  • Q7
    A language of international communication. Spoken across a broad area outside the native country. Eg:English as a global language and Mandarin in East Asia.
    Lingua franca
    30s
  • Q8
    A form of spoken communication with greatly reduced grammatical structure and limited vocabulary that is used by speakers of mutually unintelligible languages to communicate with each other (a pidgin is not the native language of any speaker).
    Pidgin
    30s
  • Q9
    A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated
    Creole language
    30s
  • Q10
    Created by the English language diffusing into the Spanish language.
    Spanglish
    30s
  • Q11
    A distinct dialect in the English language. A way that many blacks in America have preserved their linguistic heritage. Is a combination of ebony and phonics.
    Ebonics
    30s
  • Q12
    The dialect of English associated With upper-class Britons living in the London area and now considered standard in the United Kingdom
    British Received Pronunciation
    30s
  • Q13
    Combination of German and English dialect distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
    Denglish
    30s
  • Q14
    A term used by the French for English words that have entered the French language, a combination of franfais and anglai." the French words for "French" and "English," respectively.
    Franglais
    30s
  • Q15
    Single letters or numbers that are used to represent words or noises associated with an action e.g. x = kiss zzz = sleeping.
    Logogram
    30s

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