Appetizer

Language Vocab Collage

Dialect

A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.

Language Branch

A collection of languages related thorugh a common ancestor that  existed several thousand years ago. Differences are not as axtensive or as old as with language families, and archaeological evidence can confirm that the branches derived from the same family.ex. Germanic Branch

Spanglish

Combination of Spanish and English, spoken by Hispanic Americans.

Standard Language

The form of a language used for official government, business, education, and mass communications.