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Lingua franca
a language understood by people who have different native languages
Language branch
group of languages that share a common ancestor before recorded history
Basque
a good example of an isolated language
Sino-Tibetan and Indo-European
two largest language families
Sino-Tibetan
language family of Chinese language
invaded England
How Anglos and Normans contributed to English language
Denmark
First speakers of Germanic language (present-day English)
Balto-Slavic
Bulgarian language branch
Vulgar Latin
Language spoken by Roman Soldiers
No
Is Celtic a frequently spoken Indo-European language?
Portuguese and Spanish
Most important languages in South America
Kurgans
Herders of Central Asia
Diffusion of agriculture
How was the Indo-European language diffused according to Colin Renfrew?
Isogloss
boundary between regions
Sino-Tibetan
Second-largest language family
Pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, dialects
How does British and American English differ?
African Americans
Gumbo and jazz represent whose culture?
Middle-Atlantic
Most diverse American immigrants 1700s-1800s