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These definitions are accurate, but are not intended to be complete. They are definitions of how Wycliffe uses these terms.

 

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Every culture and community develops its own language to some degree. Wycliffe is no different in that. While we've committed ourselves to not using "insider talk" on this website, when other terms would be appropriate and would clearly communicate, sometimes we had to rely on technical terms. Rather than define all of our terms within the text (and annoying those who know the definitions with our redundancy and verbosity) we chose to develop this glossary.

Glossary

Word Definition
Endangered Language A language in which the parents are no longer teaching the language to their children and are not using it in activity in everyday matters.
Ethno-Linguistic Community A community studied and defined by both its shared culture and shared language.
Ethnolinguistics The study of language from the principle perspective of the ethnicity and culture of its speakers.
Ethnologue A comprehensive catalogue of the world's more than 6,900 living languages. The Ethnologue is maintained, periodically revised and published by SIL International.
 
 
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