HUMUnit2

Topics: French language, Middle Ages, Dialect Pages: 3 (815 words) Published: November 1, 2013


Unit 2 Individual Project
Vernacular Language
Desiree DuBose
American InterContinental University

Author Note
Desiree DuBose, Department of Information Technology, American InterContinental University Online This research was supported by Yahoo Search, AIU Library Resources Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Desiree DuBose, Department of Information Technology, American InterContinental University Online, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 Contact: desiree.dubose1@aiu.edu

Abstract
Vernacular can be defined as using a language that is native to a country or province rather than a cultured, foreign, or literary language (Merriam-Webster, 2011). Vernacular will one day be known as the languages Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian. Vernacular is the large family of modern “Romance” languages. Terms referred to the poets in the mid-1200s produced the first body of literature in a more or less uniform vernacular Italian (Matthews, 2011). Vernacular language was made when a new language was asked to be made. Keywords: Vernacular, Romance, Language

Vernacular can be defined as using a language that is native to a country or province rather than a cultured, foreign, or literary language (Merriam-Webster, 2011). These languages would one day be known as Portuguese, French, Spanish, Italian, and etc. The vernacular languages would also be considered as the large family of contemporary “Romance” languages (Matthews, 2011). It is the everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language (free dictionary, 2013). Vernacular language was made when a new language was asked to be made. Latin was constantly developed because there were significant differences in each period. It is no surprise that they choose Latin because it was a huge impact on the medieval world. It owed dominance to the rise of the Roman Empire. So instead of Latin and patristic writing...
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