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Human Geography Chapter 5 : Language

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Andrew Zaninovich

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Transcript of Human Geography Chapter 5 : Language

Key Issue #1 Key Issue #2 Why is English
related to other languages? Where are English
speakers located? Key Issue #3 Where are other
language families
located? Key Issue #4 Why do people
preserve local
languages? Chapter 5 : Language Origin of English Dialects of English Indo-European
Branches Key Issue #1 Where are English-Language
Speakers Located Key Issue #2 Why Is English Related to Other
Languages? Key Issue #3 Where Are Other
Language Families
Located? Key Issue #4 Why Do People Preserve Local Language THE GAME Origin and Diffusion
Of English English is spoken by
over 500 million people
worldwide. Today, English is the official language of 50 different
countries. These people learn English
because of the world market
domination by the Untied States
over the past century. The United States received English
when British explorers
colonized America. English came into Britain
when Germanic tribes invaded
from Denmark. English Dialects Dialect - regional variation
of a language that has distinct vocab and pronunciations. Dialects usually develop
because a group of speakers
are isolated from others. A language with many
dialects generally has
one recognized as the official
version of the language. Indo-European Branches Language Family -
collection of languages
related through a common
ancestral language Language branch -
a collection of related
languages within a family English is part of the
Indo-European language
family. Nearly 3 billion people
speak an Indo-European
language. Indo-European is divided into four main branches:
Indo-Iranian, Romance, Germanic, Balto-Slavic Origin and Diffusion of
Indo-European Indo-European Germanic Unfortunately, the existence of
a common ancestral language, Proto-Indo-European,
cannot be proven because it would have existed
thousands of years ago. West Germanic North Germanic Swedish Evidence of its existence
is seen in the common roots
of words in several Indo-European
languages. Norwegian Danish Dutch Some linguists believe Proto-Indo-European
was invented and diffused by a group of nomadic warriors from Russia called the Kurgans. English German Other linguists believe that
Proto-Indo-European was invented and
diffused by a group of people that lived in Turkey. Afrikaans Classification There are eight major language families: Preserving Language Diversity Distribution of LAnguage
Families Extinct Language: Once used Languages, but no longer read or spoken in daily activities. Hebrew
Gaelic Multilingual States Belgium
Switzerland Isolated Languages Basque
Icelandic Global Dominance of English Romance Catalan Italian Spanish French Potuguese Romanian Haitian Creole Balto-Slavic East Slav Ukrainian Belarusan Russian West Slav Czech Slovak Polish South Slav Serbo-Croatian Bulgarian Indo-Iranian Assamese Sindhi Gujarati Bengali Sylheti Oriya Bhili Saraiki Deccan Konkani Urda Sinhala Panjabi Nepali Hindi Marathi Iranian Kurdish Farsi Pashtuo If you like "Prezi's" about the fifth chapter of your Human Geography textbook, well..... ....then you've come to right place. Ligua Franca: A language of international communication. e.g.: English Indo-European Sino-Tibetan Afro-Asiatic Austronesian Dravidian Altaic Niger-Congo Japanese Afro-Asiatic THE GAME THE END Sources



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