Ch 24: Language, Ethnicity & Culture

About This Chapter

If you need to review language, ethnicity and culture topics for an exam or assignment, look no further than this convenient study guide chapter. The chapter includes short lessons, quizzes and transcripts that can be accessed at any time.

Language, Ethnicity & Culture - Chapter Summary

Take a look at this chapter's short video lessons to review the connections between culture, ethnicity and language. As you progress through the chapter, you'll learn about the development of major world languages, cultural diffusion and the transformation of ethnicities into nationalities. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Evaluate the formation of dialects from different language regions
  • Trace the development and diffusion of the world's major languages
  • Understand how ethnicities transform into nationalities
  • Assess spatial associations of cultural regions
  • Define the concept of cultural diffusion

Each lesson comes with a short multiple-choice quiz to help you check your understanding of these concepts. The online format of the chapter allows you to study whenever you have free time in your schedule. Be sure to take the comprehensive chapter exam, and if you have any questions, you can submit them to our instructors online at any time.

5 Lessons in Chapter 24: Language, Ethnicity & Culture
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Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects

1. Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects

Do you know what lolly water is? How about gym boots? In this lesson, you'll consider how word choices, accent and pronunciation are all part of our use of language and how this varies by region.

The World's Major Languages: Development & Diffusion

2. The World's Major Languages: Development & Diffusion

Can you guess the most widely spoken languages in the world? This lesson will explore the evolution of languages and how linguists aim to understand them.

Transforming Ethnicities into Nationalities

3. Transforming Ethnicities into Nationalities

This lesson will discuss the process of how ethnicities transform into nationalities. In doing this, it will highlight the concepts of self-determination, nation-states, centripetal force, and ethnographic boundaries.

Spatial Association of Culture Regions: Definition, Distinctions & Influences

4. Spatial Association of Culture Regions: Definition, Distinctions & Influences

Have you ever noticed that people who live near water eat a lot of fish? Or that rainforests are in areas that have a lot of rain and high temperatures? In this lesson, we'll look at spacial associations in geography, as well as how they relate to culture.

Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

5. Cultural Diffusion: Definition, Expansion & Popular Cultures

In this lesson, we'll use the examples of viral videos, hip hop, and yoga to explore how culture is diffused and expanded. We'll also look at how the Internet impacts our understanding of popular culture.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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