4 Speaking about Places

4 Speaking about Places - GEOG2300 - Space, Place, &...

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GEOG2300 - Space, Place, & Identity Week 4 Speaking about Places Overview ! Quiz #1 ! Language ! Spatial patterns of language ! Technology, language, and empire ! Relationships between language and the environment ! Naming places ! Practicing Geography: Pred ! For next week. .. Language ! essence of culture ! importance in human existence as social beings ! shapes: ! cultural diffusion ! perception ! relation to the environment through naming ! cultural groups have distinctive languages or dialects 1 2 3
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Naming/claiming place Spatial patterns of language ! spatial patterns of language provide an important window into cultural geography of a region ! language ! dialect ! pidgin ! creole ! lingua franca ! bilingualism ! mapping language families 4 5 6
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Linguistic Family Tree Origin and diffusion of language families 7 8 9
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Technology, language, and empire ! technological innovations affecting language (and diffusion) ! written rather than spoken
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