Living in the United States you quickly realize that everyone speaks, writes and reads English. Other languages exist but clearly English is the main language in the United States by a good margin. Despite English clearly being the dominant language, United States has never picked an officially national language which is a questionable decision. It is the year 2016, were we established in 1776 and we still do not have a national language which is the reason for this writing which will touch on the topics of which languages exist in the United States, what would happen if we picked a national language and lastly why we have not picked one up to this point.
According to WorldAtlas.com (2015) currently there are 25 different language that exist in the United States with English…
Having a national language, would help the United States. Currently the U.S does not have a national language. A national language does not require the countries citizens to read or speak it. A national language affects what language that official documents are written it. The official language of the United States of America, should be English. Having a national language would benefit many people in different ways.
Having a national language would help unify the country. The motto of the…
The United States is known as a diverse country with various foreigners traveling and immigrating each year. People in the United States should learn how to understand and speak a foreign language because it can limit the barriers between different people and cultures and can also benefit themselves. The United Staes is a diverse nation with different ethnic groups immigrating or traveling. It can be a gateway to unifying people even more if people assimilate a foreign…
Language is a Form of Communication, Nothing More, Nothing Less.
“It is necessary to consider the positive social value of all types of language. Speakers of Creole languages should never be perceived as mere casualties of insularity, ignorance, and social isolation. The history of Hawaii Creole English has inspiring accounts of resourcefulness, intellect, and competence that both reflect and sustain local Hawaii culture” (Kanae 58).
Movement of the tongue, the flowing of air in and out of…
A: African American Vernacular English definition.
C: Societies’ opinion.
2-Body Paragraph 1:
A: Some sided with AAVE
B: AAVE is a rule-governed and systematic language.
C: Examples that serve as proof.
3-Body Paragraph 2:
A: AAVE’s effect on its speakers.
B: AAVE speakers face difficulties in professional settings.
C: AAVE speakers manage to switch from dialect to another in order to blend in.
4-Body Paragraph 3:
A: Linguists suggest the use of…
The poem “Bilingual/Bilingue”, by Rhina. P. Espaillat describes how a young girl is struggling with her combined cultures and two separate languages. The girl was born in a Mexican family who speak Spanish, but she is bilingual(bilingue) and speaks both Spanish and English. The girl must must struggle with the fact father fears that, because she is bilingual, that she will lose the part that connects them together, that being their shared language. The poem utilizes language, imagery, as well…
valuable and functional in their home and community, increasing one’s proficiency in SAE for use in the educational setting will add to their “toolkit” of skills but may also require support.
Explanation of Standard Language, Dialects, and Creoles
A standard form of a language can be described as the dominant, prestige, or educated dialect used in formal writing. Speaking the dominant variety is often an advantage as it helps one…
granted, or at least, to a lesser extent than in Russian. Thus, she prefers to use it for creating sophisticated texts for adults.
Her career as an English teacher also contributes to the fact that English is associated with self-control: as a teacher, she has to monitor her speech and make appropriate word choices to ensure that her learners understand her. There is no need to impose such level of control over her use of Russian since this is the language of her nearest and dearest, and she…
Language can Change Reality
A normal person, going a long living their day to day life may not stop to think that if they knew a completely different language, or no language at all, that their reality would be completely different. A thought I always had is, if someone did not know any language at all, were they able to logically think? The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis suggests, “Language is a force in its own right, that it affects how individuals in a society perceive and conceive…
In the school where I have studied there was a rule that every student and teacher should speak in English during the school hours and when I was an older child studying 8th standard, I was caught speaking in my mother language with my friends. After that, I was punished and ordered to give a speech every morning during the assembly time for the entire month, which really helped me to get rid of the stage-fear. I have also participated in many essay writing competitions and some of them even…