Study sets, textbooks, questions
Upgrade to remove ads
AP Human Geography- Unit 3 Cultural Patterns and Processes, Part 1
Terms in this set (55)
The adoption of cultural traits such as language by one group under the influence of another
Process of less dominant cultures losing their culture to a more dominant culture
evolutionary process by which an individual modifies his personal habits and customs to fit in to a particular culture
Cultural Core/Periphery Pattern
The core-periphery idea that the core houses main economic power of region and the outlying region or periphery houses lesser economic ties
Geographic approach that emphasizes human-enviroment relationships.
Ones belief in belonging to a group or certain cultural aspect
The visible imprint of human activity on the landscape.
The entire region throughout which a culture prevails. Criteria may be chosen to define culture realms include: religion, language, diet, customs, or economic development.
The body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition.
A region defined by similar culture traits and cultural landscape features.
Formal Culture Region
An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics; also called uniform region or homogeneous region
Center of economic activity
Outlying region of economic activity
Functional Culture Region
An area organized around a node or focal point.
The focal point of a region
Vernacular Cultural Region
An area that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity; also called perceptual region.
an area that people believe to exist as part of their cultural identity
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process.
The spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or power to other persons or places (Ex: hip-hop/rap music)
The rapid, widespread diffusion of a characteristic throughout the population. (Ex: ideas placed on the internet)
the spread of an underlying principle, even though a characteristic itself apparently fails to diffuse.
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people from one place to another.
Study of how why and at what rate new technology spreads throughout a culture
Diffusion of a process with negative side effects or What works well in one region may not in another
The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape. This is an important concept in geography because it symbolizes how humans interact with their surroundings.
technology, ecology, demography, and economies that define human behavior
Anglo-American landscape characteristics
Distinguished by a set of cultural traits like language, beliefs, customs, norms of behavior, social institutions, way of life, artifacts, etc.
is both the process and product of planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social and aesthetic considerations
The man-made surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging in scale from personal shelter to neighborhoods to the large-scale civic surroundings.
Culture traditionally practice by a small, homogenous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
any type of food that are eaten by a small, homogeneous group living in isolated areas.
building styles that are particular to the culture of the people who have long inhabited the area
A song that originates in traditional popular culture or that is written in such a style.
Oral traditions of a folk culture, including tales, fables, legends, customary observations and moral teachings.
The physical manifestations of human activities includes tools, campsites, art, and structures. The most durable aspects of culture.
The oral traditions, songs and stories of a culture group aloong with its beliefs and customary behaviors.
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
distinct system to land surveying
to indicate originality within a culture or long-term part of an indigenous society. It is the opposite of modernized, superimposed, or changed; it denotes continuity and historic association.
A pidgin language that evolves to the point at which it becomes the primary language of the people who speak it.
Geographically distinct versions of a single language that vary somewhat from the parent form.
Language family including the Germanic and Romance languages that is spoken by 50% of the world's people.
Geographical boundary lines where different linguistic features meet.
A system of communication through the use of speech, a collection of sounds understood by a group of people to have the same meaning.
A collection of many languages, all of which came from the same original tongue long ago, that have since evolved different characteristics.
A set of languages that share a common origin in the relatively recent past and display relatively few differences in grammar and vocabulary.
group of languages with more commonality than a language fam
An extremely simple language that combines aspects of two or more other, more complex languages usually used for quick and efficient communication.
is simply one which is in wide use as a primary form of communication by a specific group of living people. 5,000 - 10,000 different types
Speaking only one language
Speaking several languages
The language in which all government business occurs in a country.
Language that may develop when two groups of people with different languages meet. The pidgin has some characteristics of each language.
The name by which a geographical place is known.
A language used between native speakers of different languages to allow them to communicate so that they can trade with each other.
Sets found in the same folder
AP Human Unit 3 Vocab Part II
AP Human Geography 01 Geographic Tools
AP Human Geography Unit 5
AP Human Geography 01: Basic Concepts
Sets with similar terms
AP Human Geography Unit 3 Part 1
AP Human Geography Unit 3 Vocab Part 1
AP human Geography: Concepts of Culture,…
AP HUG unit 3 part 1
Other sets by this creator
Periodic Table Elements
chapter 7 and 8 test
The 13 Colonies and their founders!
Other Quizlet sets
Biology week 4 part 2
quiz review .
chapter4 healthy boi mgmt
Exph 365 Exam 5 Study guide in question form