key terms collage

By: Bryce Morries and Maxime Lyon

British Received Pronunciation

-the dialects of English associated with upper class Britons living in London and now considered standard in the U.K.


-its a combination of german and english words. for example they say "happy birthday" instead of "herzlichen gluckwunsch zum geburtstag"


-A regional variation of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation


-dialect spoken by some African americans

Extinct language

-A language that was once used by people in daily activities but no longer in use


-the system of writing used in china and other east asian countries in which each symbol represents an idea or concept rather then a specific sound, as is the case with letters in english


-a system of communication through the use of speech, a collection of sounds understood by a group of people to have the same meaning

language branch

-a collection of languages related through a common ansestor that existed several thousand years ago. diffrences are not as extensive or as old as with language familes and archaeological evidence can confirm that the branches derived from the same family.

offical language

-the language adopted for use by the government for the conduct of business and the publication of documents

literary tradition

-a language that is written as well as spoken