Language Apetizer Project

By PaJah Vang and Ella Pederson

Language

Language is a system of communication through speech, a collection of sounds that a group of people understand to have the same meaning. There are roughly 6,500 languages spoken in the world although 2,000 of them only have about 1,000 speakers. (Ex: French).

Official Language

The official language is the language used by the government for laws, reports and, public objects (ex: road signs, money, and stamps). Not to be confused with the standard language which is the dialect that is most acceptable for mass communication.
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Creole Language

A creole or creolized language is defined as a language that results from the mixing of the colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated. (Ex: Haitian Creole--which is largely based off of 18th century French).

Pidgin Language

A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and unit vocabulary of a Lingua Franca. Often used for communication among speakers of two different languages. (Ex: Spanglish)
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