Ap Human Geography Case Study
AP Human Geography P4
A. Folk culture can be defined as culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
B. Pop culture can be defined as culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
C. The diffusion of folk culture compared to popular culture, is that folk culture is transmitted from one location to another more slowly and on a smaller scale. The spread of folk culture typically follows a process of relocation diffusion (migration of people bringing a cultural trait or cultural complex with them).
D. The diffusion of popular culture, such as popular music, typically …show more content…
The term Lingua Franca can be defined as a language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native languages.
B. Migration of English-speakers can be described as one historical factor that contributed to the worldwide use of English because of the movement of native English speakers to non-English parts of the world such as colonists. Returning migrants bring English back to their native countries. Also a large portion of the world was at one point colonized by the British, whose language happened to be English. The British imposed their language on those they colonized and due to relocation diffusion the language has …show more content…
Two examples that show how globalization is contributing to English becoming the world’s lingua franca are the spread of popular culture, for example, music and Hollywood and a significant number of the world's biggest mechanical organizations were and are established in the United States. Individuals from everywhere throughout the world appreciate movies created in Hollywood for example, Cars and the Disney Princess films have spread all through the world. While they are in some cases converted into different languages, bunches of individuals still want to watch the movies in their original form. This advances the spread of English. Furthermore, if one managed to check iTunes' Top Charts, there are dependably a couple of popular tunes from the US on numerous different nation’s top lists. In order to comprehend the lyrics one must know English to some extent. This additionally advances the spread of English. Finally, a ton of the world's major retail and Financial and tech organizations all began in the United States. For instance, Nike and Under Armour have numerous factories and stores around the world, or fast food chains, for example, McDonalds or Starbucks. Google, Apple and Windows all likewise began in English talking nations and now have a many users around the world. All this promotes the culture and language of English speaking