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Unformatted text preview: Radosky, Devin AP Human Geo. Mr. Lawler, Pd. 2 Unit 4 Terms Customs – ID – A custom is a repetitive act done by a whole group in a society. Significance – Customs are significant because they play a large part in many cultures. A custom is different than a habit because it does not pertain to an individual, but to a whole group of people. An example of a custom is how in the United States, students usually wear jeans to school. Folk Culture – ID - Folk Culture is a local culture that can include the language, music, or religion of that area. Significance – Folk Culture is very important to those who live it. I t generally is only spread by relocation diffusion, and it spreads very, very slowly. Customs in folk culture generally do not have a single creator, and it is usually anonymous. Popular Culture – ID - Popular culture is a culture that is widespread. Significance – Popular culture is spread by hierarchical diffusion which means it spreads very fast and changes very fast. This is the culture of most of the first world countries. I t is important because many of the more developed countries follow some sort of popular culture which is individual to their area. I t is generally spread by the media. Taboo – ID - A taboo is something that is not illegal in a culture but us just not done. Significance - One thing that is a taboo is burping loudly. I t is not illegal but is socially unacceptable. I t is important to know the local taboos so one can not be looked down upon. I t also helps see what a culture values. Creolized Language – ID - A creolized language is when two languages mix to form one language. Significance - This happens when two exist in close proximity. I t is significant because in many places in the world these languages are important to know to get by. I t also helps to understand where some of the world’s most popular languages come from. Radosky, Devin AP Human Geo. Mr. Lawler, Pd. 2 Dialect – ID – A dialect is a version of a language that is spoken in a particular area Significance – It is generally due to being in a separate region of an area. A dialect is generally how different words are used, but could also pertain to spellings and pronunciations. I t is important because it help show where the people that speak the dialect came from. Ebonics – ID - Ebonics is a dialect of English that is used by many African Americans and over the past couple years, has been picked up by many other Americans who are not of African descent Significance - I t is important to know because many new words have become part of the English language and it is a common language in popular culture. Extinct Language – ID - An extinct language is one that no longer has any speakers and can not be revived....
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