In the 1920's the world was experiencing it's first official war, and an anti-German sentiment became more popular in the United States as a result. We speak it in Congress, courthouses, national parks, and Presidential speeches. Various media sources, research firms, and government agencies have attempted to specifically assess the sentiment of the general public concerning multilingualism and English Only policies. Whats the need for a law proclaiming our language? Maurice Ferre, former mayor of Miami has declared that there is no need for Spanish speakers to learn English. It also reminds immigrants of home. Two others could not be more unlike as countries go: Switzerland and India. A foreign language is like the step-mother whose frowns and rebukes one has to bear in spite of one's feelings.
In King County, where I live now,. The usual arguments made by academics against Official English are commonsensical. Proponents argue that providing government documents and translators for hundreds of languages is very costly. According to King, the bill would void an executive order dating back to the Clinton administration. Not once have you addressed this. Executive Order 13166, which was signed by President Clinton and later enforced by President Bush, requires all federal agencies and recipients of federal funds to provide translation services for non-English speakers. English Language Advocates English Language Advocates also uses the economic argument in supporting official English.
Words: 1467 - Pages: 6. Exceptions and restrictions may apply; see for details. The Supreme Court ruled that the case in question was indeed moot because Ms. Such a bill would mostly apply to government policy and federal documentation, and would make it clear that unless the government decides to provide it, no one is entitled to government services or documents in any language other than English; if there is a communication issue with laws or regulations in more than one language, English would take precedence. On one side, they show pride and encourage a natural born American citizen that studies abroad learning a foreign language and becoming bilingual, at the same time they expect that all immigrants stop using their native languages and use only the English language to communicate.
The companion Senate Bill S. My reason for my stance is that when citizens of another Country enter into The United States, English is a mandatory requirement. Some states have already passed legislation making English the official language of their states. English is a language which is acceptable all over India be it all Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, Guajarati, Marathi, Bengali because all speak English along with their own mother tongue. You don't help someone, especially a child, by giving them false praise. The argument they are most adamant about concerns the violation of civil rights and liberties associated with the legislation. So we'll hear more about silly issues between now and election day and come to think if it.
Then again, most Icelanders also speak some English, which gives them something in common with people in many countries, whose lives have long involved speaking and being comfortable with languages other than their own. This article is how ever geared more toward the Educational side of the argument. How will it lower taxes? And he's from Connecticut so sooner or later hopefully he'll drop all the right wing stuff. We cannot cater to all of them. In New York City alone there may be speakers of as many as , which would make it one of the most linguistically-diverse places in the world; like the Amazon rain-forest of languages. Communities are built based on cultures and the U.
Also, state authorities speak what ever they want. The twentieth century is ending as it began -- with trouble in the Balkans and with nationalist tensions flaring up in other parts of the globe. Almost a quarter of them, 5 million, were born in the United States. About 10% of the students at my High School are not Caucasian and probably speak a different language at home or might not speak English very well. Just because some people do something, there is no reason for others to do so. Most areas speak primarily only English.
Opponents of Official English policies argue that this type of legislation is unconstitutional. It is practical to have English as the official language of the federal government. They use Israel as an example of how Hebrew unified a land of many tongues Others say that their interest in English is purely one of economic benefit to immigrants. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. The use of more than one language by a community has been part of the American social and political landscape for more than two centuries Kloss, 1977. So, there what is there to lose.
These dialects had been brought to the south-eastern coast of Great Britain by Anglo-Saxons settlers by the 5th century. In the Middle Ages nationalism was not even part of the picture: one owed loyalty to a lord, a prince, a ruler, a family, a tribe, a church, a piece of land, but not to a nation and least of all to a nation as a language unit. We are telling them that they must speak our language if they want to be American; they must speak our language if they want to be…. The main problem presented now lies in communication and interaction with each other. Why is it that India preserves its unity with not just two languages to contend with, as Belgium, Canada, and Sri Lanka have, but nineteen? America has long since been a multicultural nation and has been an English speaking nation since it was founded. English, the spoken language of the majority, is the second official language.