AP Human Geography Rubenstein’s Ch. 5 Vocab

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British Received Pronunciation
dialect of English associated with upper-class Britons living in the London area and now considered the standard in the UK
creolized language
language that results from the mixing of a colonizer’s language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated
Ebonics
dialect spoken by some African-Americans
extinct language
language that was once used by people in daily activities but is no longer used
Franglais
term used by the French for English words that have entered the French language, a combination of francais and anglais, the French words for French and English, respectively
ideograms
system of writing used in China and other Eastern Asian countries in which each symbol represents an idea or a concept rather than a specific sound, as is the case with letters in English
isolated language
language that is unrelated to any other language and therefore not attached to any language family
language
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. Differences are not as extensive or as old as with language families, and archaeological evidence can confirm that the branches derived from the same family
literary tradition
language that is written, as well as spoken
Spanglish
combo of Spanish and English, spoken by Hispanic-Americans
standard language
form of a language used for official government business, education, and mass communications
Vulgar Latin
form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans, as opposed to the standard dialect, which was used in official documents
Spanglish
combo of Spanish and English, spoken by Hispanic-Americans
standard language
form of a language used for official government business, education, and mass communications
Vulgar Latin
form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans, as opposed to the standard dialect, which was used in official documents
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