Map Resources: In our bSpace page, I have placed some maps under Resources/Week 1 Language Maps. Download and open them, one at a time. (Sorry, they are large files.) When you open them, if it looks like the file is corrupted, try zooming out with your .pdf viewer. If you are frustrated with these files, I have placed the book they came from on reserve at the Anthropology Library in Kroeber Hall. They are maps 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 44a and 44b on pages 56-67: Allen, John L. & Shalinksy, Audrey 2004 Student Atlas of Anthropology. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill Call #: G1046.E1 S88 2004 (1) Look at the map "World Language Families" (#37). Where are Indo-European languages on the map? Where are Sino-Tibetan languages on the map? (What Sino-Tibetan language does that mostly represent?) Where are the Hamito-Semitic languages on the map? Although they actually comprise many different language families, where are Native American languages still dominant on the map? (2) Look at the map "Spread of Indo-European" (#40). What are the major Indo-European languages that spread during the Age of Exploration? Where did these particular Indo-European languages NOT spread? Compare with the "World Language Families Map" (#37). In those areas where particular Indo-European languages did NOT spread, what are the dominant language families? (3) Look at the maps "Eurasia" (#42) and "Africa" (#43). Keep in mind that the keys use different colors to represent different language groupings on each map. Where are Afro-Asiatic languages on the maps? (What language does that mostly represent?) In the area of the Middle East, broadly speaking, what 3 language families are mapped there? (For each of these language families, what particular languages do you think are dominant in this area of the world?) (4) On the "Eurasia" map, notice the Japanese language family. What have you already learned about Japanese? Look up Japanese in Ethnologue. How many speakers of Japanese are there in Japan? How many Japanese speakers are there in other countries? (5) Look at the "New World" maps 44a and 44b. These represent the mappings of language families of the New World, prior to European contact. Individual specific languages are not represented. Later in this course, we will be reading Wisdom Sits in Places, an ethnography among the Western Apache who live in Arizona. Can you figure out the language family classification of Western Apache? (6) Look specifically at the "New World: South America" (44b) map. Notice where the 'Unknown Affiliations' of languages are. Hopefully, you can read the key. Do you recognize the names of any of the individual languages (in parentheses)? If so, write them down. If not, don't worry.
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