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Chapter+4 - Speaking about Places: The Geography of...

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Speaking about Places: The Geography of Language Chapter 4
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Region How many spoken languages have been documented? Top 10 spoken languages (native): 1. Mandarin 6. Bengali 2. Hindi/Urdu 7. Portuguese 3. Spanish 8. Russian 4. English 9. Japanese 5. Arabic 10. German
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Region Mapping languages: - Language family > branch > group > subgroup - Example: Indo-European > Romance > Italian > Venetian
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Language Families
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Indo-European Language Family Orange – I-E majority Yellow – I-E minority
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Region Indo-European language family: A. Romance 1. French 2. Spanish 3. Italian B. Germanic 1. German 2. Dutch 3. English* C. Slavic 1. Polish 2. Russian 3. Czech
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Romance Language Branch Green - Spanish Blue - French Orange - Portuguese Yellow - Italian Red - Romanian
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Germanic Language Branch
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Slavic Language Branch Light Green – West Slavic Green – East Slavic Dark Green – South Slavic
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Region Indo-European language family: D. Celtic 1. Irish 2. Welsh 3. Breton E. Iranian 1. Farsi 2. Kurdish 3. Pashto F. Indian 1. Hindi 2. Kashmiri 3. Urdu
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