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unilingual
people who can only speak a single language
bilingual
people who speak two languages fluently
multilingual
people who can speak more than two languages.
polyglot
another word for a multilingual person
dialect
variations of a parent language
SAE
Standard American English. spoken by the educated middle class. taught in school.
AAE
African American English. aka black english, BEV, or ebonics. most speakers are monolingual users of english.
Latino
people of diverse spanish heritage.
accent
differences in pronunciation. all people talk with an accent, but majority lang. accent not noticeable.
primary english dialect
english is first language
secondary english dialect
different primary dialect
code switching
use more than one dialect
register
variations of a language that depend upon speaking situations. i.e. motherese.
language mixing
words from two languages in one sentence.
spanglish
a mix of english and spanish
engrish
english influenced by asian languages
simultaneous bilingualism
mixing words and grammar of two different languages. usually children; sorted out by age 2 or 3.
sequential bilingualism
begins to learn second language by 3rd birthday.