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Chapter 05. 05.01 Which of the following will encompass the largest number of speakers? 1. Language family 2. Language branch 3. Individual language 4. Dialect 5. Language group. 05.01 Which of the following will encompass the largest number of speakers? 1. Language family

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Chapter 05

Chapter 05


Chapter 05

05.01 Which of the following will encompass the largest number of speakers?

1. Language family

2. Language branch

3. Individual language

4. Dialect

5. Language group


Chapter 05

05.01 Which of the following will encompass the largest number of speakers?

1. Language family

2. Language branch

3. Individual language

4. Dialect

5. Language group


Chapter 05

05.02 Which of the following is not a Romance language?

1. Portuguese

2. Italian

3. Spanish

4. German

5. French


Chapter 05

05.02 Which of the following is not a Romance language?

1. Portuguese

2. Italian

3. Spanish

4. German

5. French


Chapter 05

05.03 Which of the following language branches is not a member of the Indo-European language family?

1. Balto-Slavic

2. Celtic

3. Germanic

4. Greek

5. Caucasian


Chapter 05

05.03 Which of the following language branches is not a member of the Indo-European language family?

1. Balto-Slavic

2. Celtic

3. Germanic

4. Greek

5. Caucasian


Chapter 05

05.04 The ancestral roots of the English language have been traced back to present-day

1. France

2. Iceland

3. Finland

4. Denmark

5. Greece


Chapter 05

05.04 The ancestral roots of the English language have been traced back to present-day

1. France

2. Iceland

3. Finland

4. Denmark

5. Greece


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05.05 The second-most commonly spoken language in South America is

1. Portuguese

2. Spanish

3. French

4. English

5. Chinese


Chapter 05

05.05 The second-most commonly spoken language in South America is

1. Portuguese

2. Spanish

3. French

4. English

5. Chinese


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05.06 A creolized language is a local language mixed with

1. Another local language

2. At least 20% slang

3. The language of a colonial power

4. English

5. French


Chapter 05

05.06 A creolized language is a local language mixed with

1. Another local language

2. At least 20% slang

3. The language of a colonial power

4. English

5. French


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05.07 The most common language branch in eastern Europe is

1. Romance

2. West Germanic

3. Balto-Slavic

4. Greek

5. East Germanic


Chapter 05

05.07 The most common language branch in eastern Europe is

1. Romance

2. West Germanic

3. Balto-Slavic

4. Greek

5. East Germanic


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05.08 The primary reason why there are so many distinct languages in Africa is

1. The long periods of isolation between tribes

2. The policies of the European colonial powers

3. The migrations to Africa from Asia and Europe

4. The major religious differences between tribes

5. A cultural preference for languages that are unintelligible to others outside the immediate political unit


Chapter 05

05.08 The primary reason why there are so many distinct languages in Africa is

1. The long periods of isolation between tribes

2. The policies of the European colonial powers

3. The migrations to Africa from Asia and Europe

4. The major religious differences between tribes

5. A cultural preference for languages that are unintelligible to others outside the immediate political unit


Chapter 05

05.09 The predominant lingua franca today is

1. Swahili

2. Pidgin

3. Creole

4. French

5. English


Chapter 05

05.09 The predominant lingua franca today is

1. Swahili

2. Pidgin

3. Creole

4. French

5. English


Chapter 05

05.10 _________ is the native language of the largest number of people.

1. Hindi

2. English

3. Spanish

4. Mandarin

5. Russian


Chapter 05

05.10 _________ is the native language of the largest number of people.

1. Hindi

2. English

3. Spanish

4. Mandarin

5. Russian


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