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Rubenstein Chapters 4 and 5
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the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another
Any item, made by humans, that represents a material aspect of culture
the part of the physical landscape that represent material culture; the buildings, roads, bridges, and similar structures large and small of the cultural landscape
core domain sphere model
A term coined by Donald Meining. Refers to a region where the core is the cultural hearth, the domain the next concentric circle of diffusion, and the sphere the furthest area where this particular culture is diffused.
Geographic approach that emphasizes human-environment relationships
The visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape. The layers of buildings, forms, and artifacts sequentially imprinted on the landscape by the activities of various human occupants.
a center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act.
the view that the natural environment has a controlling influence over various aspects of human life including cultural development
a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition
The tangible, physical items produced and used by members of a specific culture group and reflective of their traditions, lifestyles and technologies.
Nonmaterial parts of a culture such as language, religion, artistic pursuits, folk stories, myths, etc.
The theory that the physical may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
The institutions and links between individuals and groups that unit a culture, including family structure and political, educational and religious institutions.
an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
an artificial language based as far as possible on words common to all the European languages
A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate
A language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family.
A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history.
the art or study of correct spelling according to established usage
a simplified form of speech developed from two or more languages
the name by which a geographical place is known
the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
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