The Effects of Region & Geography on Language


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What might be a sign that two dialects have formed two separate languages?

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1. Why might language variations be limited to one region instead of spreading to everyone that speaks that language?

2. Which geographical feature is LEAST likely to encourage the formation of a different dialect or language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the impact of language on regions and geography. Topics on the quiz/worksheet include a sign that two dialects that may have created their own separate languages and language variations in only one region.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet/quiz will test your understanding of the following:

  • Geographical features that is least likely to encourage the formation of different languages and dialects
  • Reason speakers in tropical environments use more vowels and soft consonants
  • Group of languages related to a common parent language

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the related lesson on the influences of region and geography on language
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a sign that two dialects have formed two different languages
  • Making connections - use your understanding of language variations and their connection to a region

Additional Learning

Learn more about languages with the lesson entitled The Effects of Region & Geography on Language. These topics will be addressed:

  • Definition of a dialect and the way in which they form
  • Variations in dialects
  • Ejective consonants