Language Geography. ACTIVITY SUMMARY : This activity explores the geography of language at national, state, and local scales. . Go to the Modern Language Association Maps web page ( www.mla.org/maps ). Click on the “View the Map” link. Change the Show data category to “% by county”.
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ACTIVITY SUMMARY: This activity explores the geography of language at national, state, and local scales.
Use Google, Wikipedia or another source to determine what country Tagalog is the primary language: Phillipines
Do you think Spanish and Chinese were the second and third most spoken language in the US 100 years ago? Why or why not? Answers will vary
What three languages in the top ten list, other than English, do you think were the most spoken 100 years ago? Why? Likely European languages as they were the source areas of late 19th and early 20th century migration
Select Spanish or Spanish Creole in the language drop-down box, and click update map.
Return to the Data Center and use the Language by State tool for the following questions: