is the tendency to form regions
, or the process of doing so.
Regionalisation can be observed in various disciplines:
- In geography, it is the process of
delineating the Earth into regions.
- In globalization discourse, it
represents a world that becomes less interconnected, with a
stronger regional focus.
- In politics, it is the process of
dividing a political entity or country into smaller jurisdictions
(administrative divisions or subnational units) and transferring
power from the central government to the regions; the opposite of
unitarisation. See Regionalism .
- In sport, it is when a team has multiple
"home" venues in different cities. Examples of regionalised teams
include a few teams in the defunct American Basketball
Association, or the Green Bay
Packers when they played in both Green Bay and Milwaukee.
linguistics, it is when a prestige language adopts features of a
regional language, such as how, in medieval times, Church Latin developed regional pronunciation
differences in Italy, France, Spain, and