Learn the terms for new, mixed, and emerging language with these printable flash cards.
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|Creole, or Creolized Language||- A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated|
|Denglish||- A combination of German and English|
|Developing Language||- a language spoken in daily use with a literary tradition that is not widely distributed|
|Dialect||- A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation|
|Ebonics||- A dialect spoken by some African Americans|
|Extinct Language||- A language that was once used by people in daily activities but is no longer used|
|Franglais||A 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|
|Institutional Language||- a language used in education, work, mass media, and government|
|Isogloss||A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate|
|Isolated Language||A language that is 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. Differences are not as extensive or as old as with language families, and archaeological evidence can confirm the branches derived from the same family|
|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 mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages|
|Literary Tradition||A language that is written as well as spoken|
|Logogram||- a symbol that represents a word rather than a sound|
|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.|
|Received Pronunciation||The dialect of English associated with upper-class Britons living in London and now considered the standard in the United Kingdom|
|Spanglish||- A combination of Spanish and English|
|Standard Language||The form of a language used for official government business, Education and mass communication|
|Subdialect||a subdivision of a dialect|
|Vigorous Language||a language that is spoken in daily use but that lacks a literary tradition|
|Vulgar Latin||A form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans, as opposed to the standard dialect, which was used for official documents|