The Authors:

Bre Qura, Jay Owunka, Katie Agnos, Laylan Shali, Maureen Cowan, Mike Gibbs

Group Documentation

Agnos, Katie:
  • Slideshow Presentation regarding the History of Language and Various Ethnolinguistic Theories and Hypotheses (20 slides)
  • Provided definitions for significant geographic concepts
  • Provided and embedded Images
  • Assisted in the development and organization of assignments
Cowan, Maureen:
  • Slideshow Presentation, "Introduction to Language" (20 slides)
  • Developed Page Introduction, Summary, and Prevalent Scientific Connections sections
  • Embedded images and Table of Contents
  • Provided definitions for significant geographic concepts
  • Assisted in the development of the overall page, including layout, MLA documentation, and content organization
  • Provided cultural insight to the languages of nations like Malaysia and Nigeria
  • Completed Assessment and Group Documentation sections
  • Contributed to the adaptation of the following sections based on Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture (Blij):
    1. What are languages, and what role do languages play in cultures?
    2. Why are languages distributed the way they are?
    3. How do languages diffuse?
    4. What role does language play in making places?
Gibbs, Michael:
  • Slideshow Presentation containing supplementary conceptual information about language (20 slides)
  • Provided definitions for significant geographic concepts
Shali, Laylan:
  • Slideshow Presentation "Language pptx" discusses the diffusion of language and its geographic significance (20 slides)
  • Assisted in the development and organization of assignments
  • Global Language Section: Example of the Kurdish language, its history, and its global relavance regarding oppressed languages and their cultural impacts
    • Provided cultural insight through research and understanding of teh Kurdish Language and political situation
  • Provided definitions for significant geographic concepts
  • Completed Frequently Asked Questions Section
  • Research including the following web links:
    • "Lost Language Found Back of 400 Year Old Letter," from National Geographic
    • "How Animals Learn Language," fromTime Inc.
    • "Endangered Languages History," from the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages
Owunka, Jay:
  • Provided definitions for significant geographic concepts
  • Slideshow Presentation regarding various aspects of language (20 slides)
Qura, Bre:
  • Provided definitions for significant geographic concepts


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  1. What are languages, and what role do languages play in cultures?
  2. Why are languages distributed the way they are?
  3. How do languages diffuse?
  4. What role does language play in making places?

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