British Received Pronunciation
recognized in much of the English-speaking world as the standard form of British speech, commonly used by politicians, broadcasters, and actors.
Creole (or creolized) language
defined as a language that results from the mixing of the colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated.
a regional variation of a language distinguished by distinctive vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
African Americans preserved this dialect.
Languages once in use that are no longer spoken or read in daily activities by anyone in the world.
the widespread use of English in the French language.
characters that represent ideas or concepts, not specific punctuation.
Every word that is not used nationally has geographic extent within the country and therefore has boundaries.
a language unrelated to any other and therefore not attached to any language family.
a system of communication through speech, a collection of sounds that a group of people understands to have the same meaning.
a collection of languages related through a common ancestral language that existed several thousand years ago.
a collection of languages related through a common ancestral language that existed long before recorded history.
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.
a language of international communication, such as English.
a system of written communication
the language used by the government for laws, reports, and public objects, such as road signs, money, and stamps.
a group that learns English or another lingua franca may learn a simplified form called this.
A combination of Spanish and English.
a dialect that is well established and widely recognized as the most acceptable for government, business, education, and mass communication.
The Latin that people in the provinces learned, Latin for "the masses"