The Positive And Negative Effects Of Language

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Language is a human way of communicating to each other consisting of words put in together to create a meaningful message to each other. Language is very vital to every individual as it contributes to the development of one’s culture. It also serves as a symbol for variety of ethnics to identify which group they belong to. According to what’s shown in Henarejos’s infographic, it is said that 94% of the world’s population speak 6% of the languages, 6% of the world’s population speak the 94% of the languages (Henarejos 586). There are 7,000 living languages throughout the world as of this time and 50-90% are expected to dissolve by 2100 (Henarejos 586). Many has been debating whether globalization has a direct harm to languages or other factors cause the endangerment of languages. For example, Nicholas …show more content…
Clearly, globalization have both positive and negative impacts not only to minority languages, but to all languages in general. But see to it that there are other factors, as well, contributing to the extinction of languages. Death of languages may affect cultural identity in many ways. History, interesting facts and stories about one’s culture may be at risk of vanishing to if languages continue to die. It may also result to dismay at the realization that their native language is in the brink of losing, thus they may isolate themselves just to preserve their language. Migrating to a new place, whether it is in within the country or to other country, locals must learn how to respect them, especially their language. One must be mindful of its importance and embrace its existence. Acknowledging diversity and the various languages people speak will bring unity to the world. People who speak the common language in one place must not discriminate those who speak other language, instead find a way to help them without forcing them to forget their native

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