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"English should NOT be the official language in the United States"Why do people come to the United States of America? ... That is why English should not be made the official language in this country. ... Making English the official language would defeat the whole purpose of this country. ... If English was never the official language for the past two hundred years, why should it change now? ... Current attempts to declare English as the official language of the United States began were in 1981 when Senator S. ...
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The English Language: Make It Official! ... Its members aim to make English the official language in order to give immigrants an opportunity to learn the English language ("U.S. ... The argument for an official language has been ongoing for many years. ... His amendment would make English the official language and overrule any act or law requiring the use of any other language. ... There is much to consider when declaring an official language for an entire country. ...
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IntroductionIn this paper I will be trying to determine whether the Official Languages Act is an adequate reflection of the French/English relations in Canada. ... Therefore the purpose of my paper will be to: 1- Present the purpose of the Official Languages Act, and its effect on Canada. 2-Provide a brief, yet precise accounting of the relationship between the two official languages of our country. 3-Finally, to determine the position of the OLA as it relates to the French/English relationship in Canada.French/English relationships in CanadaThe confrontation between French and English has bee...
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International Language in Japan Japanese is the official language of Japan. It is a complex and subtle language, and is spoken no where else in the world as a primary language. ... Something that can present problems or difficulties when exchanging business with Japan is language and translation difficulties, but with the help from some devices and a better knowledge of the communication process it will be easier to carry out business there. ... When trading with Japanese companies, it is expected that the native language is Japanese but because International Business is becoming so rapidly ...
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A representative could be an official United States office, like the US-ASEAN Council, or it could be a private entity, like a bank. ... Business protocol has more ritual with government officials than it does within the private sector. When you meet with government officials, a local person will accompany you to make your introduction. ... Language and Religion. Though Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam there are several other languages spoken, such as, Chinese, English, French, Khmer, and tribal languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian). ...
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I believe that if the United State were to have an official language then jobs would have the right to enforce a language policy, but since there is not an official language immigrants are clearly being discriminated against. ... (English, Official Language, 1997) Republicans concerns suggest that without enforcing an official language the United States is doomed to have major problems like Canada. (English Must Be America's Official Language, 1995) After doing the research on English as the official language I was able to find information strongly supporting both sides. ... Works Ci...
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"Homogeneous" means of the same or a similar kind or nature.Few languages are spoken in Greece. The majority of Greeks speak their official native language - Greek. While very few people speak languages other than Greek, some English and French is also spoken. Because Greek is the official language spoken and the majority of the Greek population speak Greek, that doesn't mean that English and French aren't understood, because they are widely understood. ...
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The dilemma between making English the only official language in America or having multiple official languages is an important issue that affects everyone that speaks a language in America, especially those that drive or go to school. ... English should be the only official language in America in order to keep from spending money and to avoid problems in the schools.A possible loss of culture and a fear of losing what they left behind haunt immigrants who hear that English may be the only official language in America. ... Making an unknown language official in America is as hard to fund as it...
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Before 1994 there were only two official languages in South Africa, now the government recognizes eleven different languages. ... Being easily accessiblie has help form the different cultures of this land, not to mention is various Religions and Languagues.LanguagesUntil apartheid ended in 1994 only Afrikaans and English were official languages, although they represent the home languages of only 15 percent and 9 percent of the total population, respectively. ... English is the primary language of many whites, but also is spoken by 95 percent of Asians. The 1994 constitution added nine African ...
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LANGUAGE SHOULD BE LEFT ALONEIn American society language is constantly operated for political intentions. ... House of Representatives approved a bill that would make English the official language of the United States. The Emerson Bill (H.R.123), passed by the House last August, specifies English as the official language of government, and requires that the government preserve and enhance the official status of English.English, especially written English, is full of bad habits which are spread by imitation and that can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble. ... Languag...
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Non English languages can still be taught in our society and elected officials can use other languages to communicate with constituents. ... Congress is presently working on a bill to make English our country's official language. ... "Should the United States Adopt English As it's Official Language?" ... "Immigrants Want English As Official Language." ... The Italian Voice v.65, n.15,pp.4)"The Truth about Official Language." ...
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If I look at my average grades for languages I see that I'm not that good at it, although I think it's important to be skilled at languages. ... My main difficulty is writing a foreign language. ... A big number off people in my family is French, that's why I get to speak that language very often. ... Most recent estimates suggest that 377 million people speak English as a first language. ... There are no official figures available on the number of people who use English as a second language, but we estimate about 300 million people, around one-third of the world's populati...
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NigerLanguage SpokenFrench is the official national language, but it is spoken by only a small minority of the people. The Various ethnic groups use their own local languages, and Hausa is spoken all over the country as the language of trade.PopulationAccording to the 1988 census, the population of Niger was 725,383. ...
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Costa RicaThe country's official name is Republica de Costa Rica or Republic of Costa Rica. ... Spanish is the common language in Costa Rica, but English is taught has a second language in school. Some Indians speak their native language but it is isolated. ...
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There is no question what the language of this country is, it is irrefutably English, it was the language of our Founding Fathers and the language that the Declaration of Independence was written in, as well as the United States Constitution. ... There are of course other matters at hand with teaching English to non-English speaking people.As we have seen in countries like Belgium and Canada, opposing language-speaking sides argue over what the official language should be. ... And in the case of Canada we are only talking about the division caused by two languages, namely, English and French, ...
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The original objective of bilingual education was to ensure students would not fall behind academically because of a poor command of English and to gradually teach them English as a second language. If language-minority students were taught some subjects in their native tongue, proponents insisted, they potentially could learn English without sacrificing content knowledge.But bilingual education's critics argue that the approach keeps students in a cycle of native language dependency that ultimately inhibits significant progress in English language acquisition. Proponents counter that if ...
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This significanceof language is what draws scientists to study origin, differencesand connections between languages. ... Language families are groupsof languages that appear to have common characteristics. ... Power of Language"Language has been called the most powerful drug known tohumanity. ... The bestknow lingua franca in politics is probably English, since it isused, along with French, as an official language of United Nations.English is frequently used in peace talks and in sporting events,such as Olympic Games.In a country where many seperate languages and dialects arespoken, one l...
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This shows that Gullah was perceived as a corrupted form of Angola during the early 1800's by the official governing body of the city of Charleston. ... This shows that Gullah was a language that was a mixture of several other languages that formed into a language within itself. ... Gearty's argument shows that the Gullah language should be recognized as a language as compared to any other language. ... The way one speaks the language is the most unique feature of the language. ... These features allow the Gullah language to be a very distinctive language. ...
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IN WHAT WAY DOES THE SPOKEN SYSTEM OF LANGUAGE DIFFER FROM THE WRITTEN, AND WHY DOES LINGUISTICS TAKE THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE AS ITS OBJECT OF STUDY?Language can be expressed in a variety of forms. ... Language is an intrinsic part of being human, and language develops naturally in children unless they have learning difficulties.Speech and writing in the same language can often differ greatly. ... There are differing views as to how closely written language and spoken language are related to each other.The written language is considerably younger that the spoken. ... A greater range of cases is...
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Maybe my mom spoke the dead language; That same language that society could not understand. ... Official language smythered to sanction ignorance and preserve privilege is a suit of armor polished to shocking glitter, a husk from which the knight departed long ago. ... Once again her language became the dead language. ... She spoke the dead language too. ... Her dead language did not give...
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The conflict over Kashmir Kashmir is located in the heart of south-central Asia and shares borders with Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and India. It has a population of 13 million of which 64% is Muslim. The official language is Urdu, Kashmiri is mostly spoken and other regional languages widely spo...
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The conflict over Kashmir Kashmir is located in the heart of south-central Asia and shares borders with Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and India. It has a population of 13 million of which 64% is Muslim. The official language is Urdu, Kashmiri is mostly spoken and other regional languages widely spoke...
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Second Language acquisition is often a daunting task for even the best among us. ... However, the skill or ability of speaking two languages, or 'bilingualism', has existed since man created language for himself. ... This data has revealed two basic things about age and the language acquisition process. ... Interestingly, examination has shown that when children learn a language at a young age both the first language and the second language share exactly the same designated area of the brain in this left hemisphere. ... Bob Dole, senator from Kansas puts forth this attitud...
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There have been many debates over establishing a national language, and a movement arose that strives to establish English as the nation's official language. ... They believe that declaring English as the official language is the fairest way to handle over 300 languages spoken in the U.S. ... There are many nations that hold multiple official languages that run very smoothly. ... Congress had never even considered declaring English the nation's official language until 1981. The only previous official-language legislation dates back to 1923: a bill designating "American" the nationa...
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Bilingual Education: An Alternate ApproachWhen an immigrant moves to America, he or she should be required to speak English, our national language, in order to survive; just as an American transplanted in another country is required to speak that country's national language. ... These two choices are not adequate ways of teaching the average child the value of the English language. ... One such method would be to have English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. ... English is a universal language with many benefits and speakers around the world. It is the official language of airplane...
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