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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
FranglaisA 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
IsoglossA boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate
Isolated LanguageA language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family
Languagea system of communication through the use of speech, a collection of sounds understood by a group of people to have the same meaning
Language Brancha 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 GroupA 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 FrancaA language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages
Literary TraditionA 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 PronunciationThe 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 LanguageThe form of a language used for official government business, Education and mass communication
Subdialecta subdivision of a dialect
Vigorous Languagea language that is spoken in daily use but that lacks a literary tradition
Vulgar LatinA form of Latin used in daily conversation by ancient Romans, as opposed to the standard dialect, which was used for official documents

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