Linguistic Diversity: Definition & Overview


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The study of language is part of the study of what?

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1. What two terms are key to defining what language is?

2. What is vocabulary?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions cover some aspects of linguistic diversity. Some of the details you'll be quizzed on include what the word biscuit means in the U.K. and the purpose of language in society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on:

  • The societal model that acknowledges all of the different languages in society
  • Examples of common world languages
  • The ability to converse in more than one language
  • Variances in word meaning in different nations

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related linguistic diversity lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of biscuit in the U.K.
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about world languages

Additional Learning

For an overview of linguistic diversity, review the corresponding lesson called, Linguistic Diversity: Definition & Lesson. As you go over the lesson, keep the following objectives in mind:

  • Define linguistics
  • Understand how linguistic diversity is measured in each country
  • Learn how language contributes to society
  • Describe what a nation can learn from the study of linguistic diversity