Place terms outline

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Tracks into town, geometry and usage

  1. We use place and related terms (area, position, location, locale, site, etc.) in many different ways.
  2. There is a basic distinction between an area and a place.
  3. Other terms can be related to this basic distinction:
    1. locations and locales
    2. place in a larger cultural sense 
  4. The place/area contrast suggested here, compared with other theories, provides terms that
    1. are not arranged in a hierarchy 
    2. are more flexible
    3. do not use "place" as an honorific term