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Variations in Language Across Cultures

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Which term refers to the vocabulary of a language?

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1. What is culture?

2. Which region is known for being the standard language of American English?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Language evolves based on the influence of its surrounding culture. This quiz and worksheet combination will quiz you on pertinent terminology, your understanding of this relationship, and your ability to identify characteristics of different American accents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • What region is home to standard American English
  • The definition of culture
  • Language's main purpose
  • What American region has a relaxed tone of language

Skills Practiced

You will be provided with a chance to practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the impact of culture on language use
  • Making connections - use understanding of the different American accents to properly pair them with given characteristics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the term used to identify a language's vocabulary

Additional Learning

Study the accompanying lesson, Variations in Language Across Cultures, to learn more about the impact of different cultural norms on language. This lesson will focus on these objectives:

  • Identify the purpose of language
  • Analyze what cultural aspects may impact language use
  • Define standard language, dialect, and accent
  • Review the example of American English in Eastern New England
  • Detail the intricacies of the Inland North region's version of American English
  • Address the cultural reasons for the Southern dialect
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