Language CU pt.3
Terms in this set (14)
A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history.
Largest language family in the world, includes English and most western European languages.
A collection of languages within a branch that shares a common origin in the relatively recent past and display relatively few differences in grammar and vocabulary.
A language that was once used by people in daily activities but is no longer used.
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, and pronunciation.
A simplified form of speech developed from two or more languages.
The manner in which people speak and the way words are pronounced in different parts of the world.
The language adopted for the use by the government for the conduct of business and publication of documents.
A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate.
A language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages.
The place name of a geographic location.
A country that speaks only one language.
A country where MORE THAN ONE language is spoken.
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