GEOG 1113 Week 2/15/16 nOTES
GEOG 1113 Week 2/15/16 nOTES Geog 1113
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GEOG 1113 Week 2/15/16 Notes Chapter 4 Geographies of languages Language is a system of communication based on agreed up on symbol It is a large component of culture It facilitates communication which occurs when multiple people speak the same language Speakers know the symbols ad their meanings Can be a source of misunderstanding (when a taxi driver and the person they are driving do not speak the same language it is hard to figure out how much to pay or where to go) Some cultures have formal/informal languages Egypt/Arabic India-Sanskirt: official language of religious texts Historically languages All languages express simple and complex thoughts and are capable of understanding them However, they may express them in different ways Strategies for understanding developed over countries Grammar; Vocab; Pronunciation Social factors determines the need for words and strategies for understanding developed over countries by each other Mutual Intelligibility Serbian and Croatian Dialects is a particular variety of language characterized by distinctive vocabulary, grammar and/or pronunciation Not usually considered a separate language (Slang) Going somewhere where there is unfamiliar terms or slang The ten most spoken languages 1) Mandarin 2) English 3) Hindu 4) Spanish 5) Arabic 6) Russian 7) Portuguese 8) Bengali 9) Malay, Indonesia 10) French GEOG 1113 Week 2/15/16 Notes
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