British Received Pronunciation (BRP)
The dialect of english associated with upper-class Britons living in the London area and now considered standard in the United Kingdom.
Creole or Creolized
A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated.
A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary,spelling,&pronunciation.
Dialect spoken by some African-Americans.
A language that was once used by people in daily activities but is no longer used.
A term used by the Frech for English words that have entered the French language,a combination of Francais &anglais,the Frech words for "French"&"English"respectively.
The system of writing used in China &other East Asian countries in which each symbol represents an idea or a concept rather than a specific sound,as in the case with letters in English.
A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate.
A language that is unrelated to any other languages &therefor not attached to any language family.
A system os communication through the use of speech,a collection of sounds understood by a group of people to have the same meaning.
A collection os languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history.
A collection of lang.related through a common ancestor that existed several thousand yrs.ago.differences r not as extensive or as old as with lang.fam.&archaeological evidence can confirm that the branches derived from the same fam.
A collection of lang.within a branch that shara a common origin in the relatively recent past&displays relatively few diff.in grammar&voc.
A lang.mutually understood &commonly used in trade by people who have different native langs.
A lang.that is written as well- as spoken.
The lang.adopted for use by the gov.for the conduct of business&publication of documents.
A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar &limited voc.of a lingua franca used for communications among speakers of 2 diff.langs.
Combination of spanish&english,spoken by Hispanic-Americans.
The form of a lang.used for official government business,edu,&mass communications.
A form of latin used in daily conversations by ancient Romans,as opposed to the standard dialect,which was used for official documents.
Belief that objects,such as plants &stones,or natural events,like thinderstormms&earthquakes,have a discrete spirit&conscious life.
a religion that doesn't have a central authority but shares ideas &cooperates informally.
(of a religion)A large &fundamental division within a religion.
The class or distinct hereditary order into which a Hindu is assigned according to religious law.
A set of religious beliefs concerning the origin of the universe.
A division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal &administrative body.
The basic unit of geographic organization in the Roman Catholic church.
A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in which its adherents are concentrated.
Literal interpretaion &strict adherence to basic principles of a religion(or a religious branch,denomination,or sect.)
During the Middle Ages a neighborhood in a city set up by law to be inhabited only by Jews;now used to denote a section of city in which members of any minority group live because of social,legal,or economic pressure.
A religion in which a central authority exercises a high degree of control.
An individual who helps diffuse a universalizing religion.
The doctrine or belief of the existence of only one god.
A follower of a polytheistic religion in ancient times.
A journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes.
Belief in or worship of more than one god.
A relatively small group that has broken down away from an estab.denomination.
Time when the sun is farthest from the equator.
a religion that attempts to appeal to all people,not just those living in a particular location.
Is the act of attempting to convert people to anothe opinion,&particularly another religion.
The single person who takes on the roles of priest,counselor,&physician&acts as a conduit to the supernatural world on a shamanist culture,term for local religion,claims to conduit to the supernatural world.
Is an attempt to reconcile contrary beliefs,often while melding practices of various schools of thought.
Is a religion &phylosophy based on the teachings of prophet zoroaster.
The experiences of people who came from a common ethnic background but who lives in different religions or ethnic neighborhoods.
Is the concept that gov.or othe entities should exist separately from religion/relg.beliefs.
A series of religiously sanctioned military compaigns waged by much of Latin Christian Europe,particularly the Franks of france &the Holy Roman Empire.
Is an ancient Chinese System of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven(astronomy)&Earth to help 1improve life by receiving positive.