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Key terms in Chapter 8 of text by de Blij/Murphy
|peoples who speak their language but do not write it.
|the differences among people speaking separate languages.
|a systematic means of communicating ideas of feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, gestures, marks, or especially articulate vocal sounds.
|likely to be used in technologically advanced societies; its quality is a matter of cultural identity and national concern.
|regional variants of a standard language
|geographic boundaries within which a particular linguistic feature occurs.
|group of languages thought to have a shared, but fairly distant, origin.
|language group with a more definite commonality
|divisions of subfamilies that consist of sets of individual languages
|Language family that is spoken by about half the world's population