Appetizer: Vocabulary Collage

By Tyson Somers

Language

Language- A way of communication using speech and sounds that is accepted and known by a group of people.

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Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca- A language used in business and politics by people who speak different native languages.

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Literary Tradition

Literary Tradition- A language that is both written and spoken.

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Dialect

Dialect- The way and form by which a language is spoken, spelled and used in different regions.

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Ebonics

Ebonics- An English dialect spoken by some African-Americans.

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Denglish

Denglish- A combination of German and English language spoken by some German-Americans.

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Creole Language

Creole Language- A language created from a mash-up of an indigenous language and that of a colonizer.

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Extinct Language

Extinct Language- A language that was formerly used by people regularly but no longer is.

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Isogloss

Isogloss- A boundary that separates regions with different predominant languages.

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Ideograms

Ideograms- Characters that represent ideas in a specific language, not pronunciations.

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