AP Human Geography Chapter 5 Key Issue 3

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Dialect
Dialect
differences in accent, grammar, and vocab, among different versions of a language.
Application: People in the UK and the US both speak English but they speak it differently
Example: i call my mom “Mom” my cousins in England call their mom “Mum”
Standard Language
Standard Language
in a language with many dialects one dialect may be recognized as this
Application: people in other countries sometimes have a lot of dialects, but mostly everyone knows the standard
Example: there are dialects in spanish speaking countries, people have different words for different things but the whole country knows spanish in general
Received Pronunciation
Received Pronunciation
The standard language in England
Application: dialect used by upper class residents in London
Example: used in england by majority of people, sounds similar to our language.
Creole Language
Creole Language
A full language that develops from a pidgin language
Application: Pidgin is a simplified mixtures of two or more languages and is not spoken as a native language
Example: Jamaican Patwa
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