Originally published in the Wall Street Journal in 2010, Lera Boroditsky’s paper titled “Lost in Translation” analyzes the impact language has on thought. Formatted as more of a persuasive than truth seeking essay, Boroditsky begins by asking the reader if the language a person speaks shapes the way they think. This makes the reader believe as though she is truly trying to find an answer to this inquiry, but as the paper goes on, the reader is mostly introduced to evidence that supports Boroditsky’s stance and she merely touches upon the argument of the opposing side. Although Boroditsky does not include more counterarguments, “Lost in Translation” is a well written article which demonstrates that languages indeed shape the way people think through her use of the Rhetorical Triangle, inductive logic, and her stylistic choices.
Language differences – this could be due to the choice of words use. Others linguistic abilities may differ from any individual’s own, leading to poor explanations and misunderstandings. People should consider the language barriers and should have interpretation services available where necessary.
A lot of business has individuals whose first language may not be English so making information, instructions, requests etc. as clear and as brief as possible is a good way to communicate. This doesn’t just apply to people whose first language isn’t English. It should apply to everyone. Just some more than others. Another example, visually and hearing impaired individuals will need communicating to more clearly as they have difficulty communicating in the more popular ways.
We are surrounded by people who speak fluent English, partial English, and, sometimes, no English at all. There are times when you can't communicate with others because the language he or she speaks is not understandable. People often ignore these people without noticing; if they have something to say, others don't take it as important, they don't take it as seriously, or think it’s worth listening to. People who are able to communicate with more than one language, have the opportunity to be able to connect with other people. If you listen, others may see things the way you would never have. What one has to say, doesn't make it less important if he or she can't speak the same
Say for instance that a child is born in the U.K to parents of a different nationality or is brought up in a multicultural and diverse community where the use of the English language is influenced by many different nationalities then communication in a school setting would have to be adapted further to accommodate these variables.
“Aria,” by Richard Rodriguez took his life as an example of on how the bilingual system takes effect on people just like him. He puts his life as an example to show that if the bilingual system actually works, by walking us through his life experiences growing up from an immigrant, family not knowing English, but later developing the language and noticing that he gained something valuable, he also lost something important in return. Rodriguez believes that the bilingual educational system takes “a degree of individuality” from children,(19) also explaining why his tone changes towards the end of the article. The way Rodriguez used his personal life as a personal credibility for the bilingual education, although he does not provide logical appeals which show facts that the majority think what he believes, he uses his personal life as piece of research.
Sometimes you might need a translators in order to communicate with students from different countries. It gets very difficult when the parents of children I work with do not have a solid base of English since they are not able to help their children with homework at home. To overcome this problem, at times I have morning tutoring, where I work together with students on their homework instead of sending it home. This is very challenging, for example this year I am working with a second grade student who is Romanian. His mother does not have a solid base of English and the student himself is neither fluent in Romanian nor English languages. So, I believe overcoming language barriers is one of the challenging aspects of working with diverse
The English language, although used by almost all across the United Kingdom, has been mutated and altered in so many ways that sometimes we cannot even understand it ourselves.
This paper historically analyzes the implementation, changes and practices of bilingual education programs in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I will begin by providing a short historical background on the initiation of bilingual education programs on a national level with the passing of the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 and its’ reauthorizations in 1974,1978, 1984, and 1988. This act was key to providing the framework to build a school system that would later adapt the inclusion of languages other than English. I will specifically focus on Milwaukee, as it is pegged to be one of the most segregated cities in the nation. By focusing on this city, we can examine how the flux of populations, social strain and social wants affected the implementation of
I saw Mr. Carroll conduct a compare and contrast activity. The activity included the use of poster sheets, letters, picture cutouts ETC... The activity required students (all bilingual) to use the proper English language to give a comprehensive picture of the similarities and differences included in their book reading. I saw Mr. Carroll arrange the students in a manner that allowed them to work as individual or in a group. I saw Mr. Carroll move around from student to student and group to group in order to provide help to students in need. Instructions, information and directions were projected to the smart board, in both English and Spanish. I saw Mr. Carroll provide hands-on help and support to a number of students. As well, I saw Mr. Carroll make himself readily available to help each student when he was called
Having settled in Brooklyn families not only had to learn English but they also had to understand Brooklynese. If you are not familiar with N.Y.C. then it simply means that each borough and also the neighborhoods had distinct ways of talking which differed from one to the other. I was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York and I always loved saying, ”Meet me on toidy-toid Street”. However I never really got the accent because I spoke two languages – English and Latvian. So anyway you get the picture of what an immigrant faced. No one spoke just pure and plain English.
This makes it easier for them to understand words spoken than between members of cross cultural teams where first languages and accents may differ. For example, I work with a multicultural team and I often find it difficult to understand my Turkish colleagues when they try to speak English. Many times I ask questions so that I can get the message they are trying to pass across. It however becomes frustrating sometimes because a lot of important information often gets lost in the discussion because I can’t understand properly. This has caused delay in meeting business targets in the past.
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According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor http://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/interpreters-and-translators.htm employment for interpreters and translators is projected to grow 46 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average of all occupations. Employment growth reflects increasing globalization and a more diverse U.S. population, which is expected to require more interpreters and translators.