chapter 5 KEY - Chapter 5 Learning Guide Language Key Issue 1 Where Are English-Language Speakers Distributed Pgs 134 143 1 Define language System of

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Chapter 5 Learning Guide – Language Key Issue 1 – Where Are English-Language Speakers Distributed? Pgs. 134 – 143 1.Define language: 2.Define official language: 3.How did English become widely diffused? 4.What 3 European people originally came together to form the English people and English language? 5.Where did these people come from? 6.What 2 subsequent invasions added additional words to the evolving English language? 7.Dialectsare defined as “regional variations of a language” and are distinguished by 3 things. What are they? 8.Define standard language: 9.What is the standard language for of English? Where did it come from (3 cities)? How was it diffused throughout Britain?
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10.In a single word, why is American English different from that spoken in England? 11. Language differences, as exhibited in dialects tend to be greater in __ rural ___ ___ areas _______ than in ___ cities ___ because… farmers tend to be isolated from interaction with people with other dialects. 12.People from all 3 eastern regions migrated into the Midwest, Great Plains and Western United States. Why is there a relatively uniform form of English (dialect) spoken across this enormous area?
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