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  1. Introduction to Foreign Language Chapter 1: Communication Chapter 2: Languages of the World

  2. 1. What is language? Language is the exchange or transfer of meaning.

  3. 2. What is the most frequently used method of language? Spoken Language

  4. 3. How is written language used? Written language uses symbols to represent spoken language.

  5. 4. What is a pictograph? An ideograph? • A pictograph is a symbol or drawing that represents a specific object. • An ideograph is a symbol for “non-picturable” things. They are used to show actions or ideas.

  6. 5. What are 2 other methods of communication? • Gestures • Sounds • Symbols

  7. 1. What is a language family? A language family is a group of languages put together based on a resemblance to one another.

  8. 2. What language family does English belong to? • Indo-European Family

  9. 3. What are the 3 subgroups of that language family? • Germanic • Romance • Slavic

  10. 4. What subgroup do German and English belong to? • Germanic

  11. 5. What subgroup do Spanish, French, and Italian belong to? • Romance