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  • Official Language

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    Americans, etc. People from these groups speak different languages. In the U.S. majority of the people speak English; one might think that English is the official language, but the U.S. does not have an official language. Some might have a problem with this idea. In “Why the U.S. Needs an Official Language” by Mauro E. Mujica, he argues that America needs to adopt English as its language. He states many factors on why the U.S. needs an official language are because it costs too much if people do learn it

  • The Importance Of Multilingualism As An Official Language

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    for people to be multilingual. Firstly, knowing multiple languages helps us to adapt into and interact in this globalised world we live in. Secondly, being able to express ourselves in a language we identify ourselves most with, and have the strongest knowledge of, is a human right. It is important to make a distinction between a ‘national language’ and an ‘official language’ before discussing any further. National language is “a language associated with a particular country where it is recognised

  • Official Language Debate

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    ement would you insist upon? If not, what social and economic price do we all pay by not having an official language? One more request: when you answer, could you try to give... show more Update: It's not as simple as who "founded America." Think about that for a minute: the Native Americans, the Dutch, the French, the Spanish, among many. Please try to think outside the box. Update 2: The "toy-let" example doesn't have anything to do with the question, I'm afraid. No one should expect the Japanese

  • The Importance Of English As An Official Language

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    Most people assume that english is the official language of the United States, however this is not the case, as there is no official language in the states. Since the origins of the country, english has consistently been spoken across the land, however it has never been established as the official language. America is a melting pot of cultures and the same can be said for it’s languages. Citizens in America speak an array of languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Gujrati, Urdu and hundreds

  • English As The Official Language

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    should adopt English as the official language is a complex matter that has stirred controversy among political figures and American citizens. Though the United States does not have an official language, bills are constantly being introduced to the U.S Congress Houses to establish English as America’s official language. However, Congress has yet to come to a consensus which elucidates the complicated nature of the single language policy debate. Opposers of the English Language Unity Act argue that it

  • Should America Make English Official Language Official?

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    the most spoken language in English so why not make English official language. I get it that America was formed by immigrants who came across the world who did speak English,but they learned to speak it along the way, because the were already english speakers there understand them better they taught them english. Speaking about this America should make English its official, because of a few reasons. It can be a very serious safety hazard if you don't speak the most spoken language. Say that you're

  • The Importance Of English As The Official Language

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    first invaded, over 300 languages were already being spoken and taught by over 562 different tribes. All of these languages were extremely complex and distinct, none of these languages being English. After colonization many of these languages became extinct, even today they are becoming less and less used; thus, wiping away what is left of Native American culture and language. Many American citizens argue that as a nation, English should be recognized as the official language. Even though the majority

  • English As An Official Language Essay

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    Carnahan GO 200: Geography May 17, 2016 Introduction After reading “Geography & Public Policy - An Official U.S. Language” found on page 168, chapter six. I well answering these three questions found under “Considering the Issues”. 1. Do you think that the use of multiple languages represents a threat to America’s cultural unity? Or, do you think making English the official language might divide its citizens and damage its legacy of tolerance and diversity? 2. Do you believe that immigrant

  • Making English Official Language

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    In the “Don’t Make English Official-Ban It Instead” originally published in the Washington Post, Dennis Baron analyzes the fact that making English the official language of the United States will not stop people from speaking other languages.The author proves his point through the proposal of banding English. In this short review, I will discuss not just what was written, but how the examples, and analysis help make the author’s point. I will conclude by telling what questions I had at the end

  • The Importance Of English As The Official Language

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    own unique traditions, customs, and of course languages to this country. America is one of the few countries that has such a culturally diverse population and the U.S is heavily impacted by it. It is this diversity that makes America what it has become and, nevertheless, produces the problems that it faces, as well. English is a global language and is commonly used in America. This is why many would like America to adopt English as the official language. This issue has come up most recently in the