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Language Families of the World
  • Language Families of the World

    This resource provides an introduction to the concept of language families. It covers language families across six continents and focuses in on Indo-European. Learners will also discover how language families develop and how etymology and cognates are used to decipher historical connections.


    The resource includes a powerpoint and five handouts. It covers:

    • Eight language families around the world
    • Nine sub-families within Indo-European
    • Reasons why languages develop
    • Etymology of ‘language’
    • Cognates for ‘tongue’

    This is a digital download. You'll receive the link to download the document. 

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