Vocab Collage

Dialect

Dialect: A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary spelling and pronunciation.
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Isogloss

A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate
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Spanglish

A combination of Spanish and English spoken by Spanish-Americans
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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.
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Language Family

A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history.
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Lingua Franca

A language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages.
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Standard Language

The form of a language used for official government, business education, and mass communications.
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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 language families, and archaeological evidence can confirm that the branches derived from the same family.
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Ideograms

The system of writing used in China and other East Asians countries in which each symbol represents an idea or concept rather than a specific sound as is the case with letters in English.
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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," respectively.
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