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Which of the following will encompass the largest number of speakers? Language family

Which of the following will encompass the largest number of speakers? Language family

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  1. Which of the following will encompass the largest number of speakers? Language family Language branch Individual language Dialect Language group

  2. Which of the following will encompass the largest number of speakers? Language family Language branch Individual language Dialect Language group Explanation: The categories are organized hierarchically: family, branch, group, language, and dialect.

  3. Which of the following is not a Romance language? French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

  4. Which of the following is not a Romance language? French German Italian Portuguese Spanish Explanation: Germanic languages predominate in northern and central Europe.

  5. The oldest roots of the English language have been traced back to present-day Belgium. Canada. Denmark. Iceland. Netherlands.

  6. The oldest roots of the English language have been traced back to present-day Belgium. Canada. Denmark. Iceland. Netherlands. Explanation: Angles, Jutes, and Saxons invaded England from the their homes on the Danish peninsula.

  7. The relocation of the Nigerian capital from Lagos to Abuja reflects tensions between rival groups. reflects a cultural preference for inland sites. was a direct order from the United Nations. was undertaken to promote economic development. The capital has not been relocated.

  8. The relocation of the Nigerian capital from Lagos to Abuja reflects tensions between rival groups. reflects a cultural preference for inland sites. was a direct order from the United Nations. was undertaken to promote economic development. The capital has not been relocated.

  9. Complete the following analogy: Argentina is to Spanish as Brazil is to Portuguese. Belize is to Portuguese. Guyana is to Spanish. Suriname is to French. Panama is to English.

  10. Complete the following analogy: Argentina is to Spanish as Brazil is to Portuguese. Belize is to Portuguese. Guyana is to Spanish. Suriname is to French. Panama is to English. Explanation: Portuguese is the predominant language of Brazil just as Spanish is spoken in Argentina.

  11. A creolized language is a local language mixed with another local language. at least 20 percent slang. the language of a colonial power. English. French.

  12. A creolized language is a local language mixed with another local language. at least 20 percent slang. the language of a colonial power. English. French. Explanation: Creole languages develop due to the interchange of indigenous language(s) and the colonizer’s language.

  13. Complete the following analogy: southern Europe is to Romance as southwestern Europe is to Iberian. eastern Europe is to West Germanic. eastern Europe is to Balto-Slavic. southeast Europe is to Greek. northern Europe is to Celtic.

  14. Complete the following analogy: southern Europe is to Romance as southwestern Europe is to Iberian. eastern Europe is to West Germanic. eastern Europe is to Balto-Slavic. southeast Europe is to Greek. northern Europe is to Celtic. Explanation: Romance languages predominate in southern Europe as Balto-Slavic languages do in eastern Europe.

  15. In both the Kurgan and Anatolian theories of Indo-European, the language family spread via __________ diffusion. contagious expansion hierarchical relocation stimulus

  16. In both the Kurgan and Anatolian theories of Indo-European, the language family spread via __________ diffusion. contagious expansion hierarchical relocation stimulus

  17. Globally, today’s predominant lingua franca is Swahili. Pidgin. Creole. French. English.

  18. Globally, today’s predominant lingua franca is Swahili. Pidgin. Creole. French. English. Explanation: In part due to Britain’s colonial legacy, English is the world’s most popular lingua franca.

  19. Complete the following analogy: Hindi is to India as Austrian is to Austria. Celtic is to Denmark. Mandarin is to China. Russian is to Ukraine. Spanish is to the Philippines.

  20. Complete the following analogy: Hindi is to India as Austrian is to Austria. Celtic is to Denmark. Mandarin is to China. Russian is to Ukraine. Spanish is to the Philippines. Explanation: Hindi is the most spoken language in India as is Mandarin in China.

  21. Which one of these languages is found in the North Germanic Language Group? Danish English Frisian German Netherlandish(Dutch)

  22. Which one of these languages is found in the North Germanic Language Group? Danish English Frisian German Netherlandish(Dutch) Explanation: The rest of the languages are in the West Germanic Language Group.

  23. Which of these languages is not one of Switzerland’s four official languages? English German Italian French Romansh

  24. Which of these languages is not one of Switzerland’s four official languages? English German Italian French Romansh Explanation: There may be a substantial amount of people in Switzerland who can speak English, but it is not one of their official languages.