Linguistic rights

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  • Khoisan Languages Case Study

    lead to attrition and if Khoisan speakers shift languages then language revival may never happen. “Speakers develop strategies in order to avoid language shift and to support language maintenance. The prerequisite is a positive attitude towards the other tongue language as an important resource for pride and identity of the speech community”. (Wolff 2000:331) Khoisan speakers can shift their language use at any time providing they can accommodate use of a second language other than Khoisan. South Africa is a diverse and multilingual society of people and many inhabitants can speak more than one language. Speakers who choose to be multilingual would not be likely to choose Khoisan as an additional language. Khoisan is unlikely to hold the linguistic imperialism that English language holds because Khoisan is unlikely to reach dominant status. “English became all the more desirable, seen by many as the magic key to socio-economic advancement and power.” (De Klerk,p.2). This elaborates how English and other official languages have great dominance in South Africa and are the languages which the majority population use since these languages have assisted to rule and govern the continent. “Minority languages are generally threatened because they are dominated by national majority languages. In Sub- Sahara Africa, in contrast, most languages of ethnolinguistic minorities have survived until today precisely because their speakers have been and are being marginalized and neglected, in…

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  • The Effects Of Media, Community Media And Participatory Culture

    trace back as far as the 17th century (Matsaganis et al., 2011). Deuze (2006) argues that ethnic media have always been popular amongst their target audiences and that they have exponentially grown, especially since the late 20th century. A trend which goes hand in hand with the decline and fragmentation of audiences for mainstream media, called the segmentation of niche audiences across multiple media. The rise of the ethnic media is caused by enormous migration flows, commercialization, an…

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  • Multiculturalism In Canada Analysis

    Multiculturalism is a debated topic in Canada and around the world due to rising issues of identity and rights for minority groups. Will Kymlicka is a Canadian scholar who “focuses on issues of democracy and diversity, and in particular on models of citizenship and social justice within multicultural societies.” Kymlicka proposes that states should protect minority and cultural rights, attempts to categorize minorities into two groups, identifies that culture is a synonym to a nation and states…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Dual Language Programs

    Conversations about dual-language programs often lead to a number of questions about how these programs can meet their goals of bilingual proficiency, academic achievement through two languages, and cultural pluralism for their language majority and minority students (Hadi-Tabassum, 2006). Given that Spanish is the minority language used most frequently in bilingual programs in the United States, this section will use Spanish to exemplify the minority language. A similar process would hold for…

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  • Essay On Visible Minorities In Canada

    For immigrants who are visible minorities in Canada, the experiences their children go through may be more indicative of the long-term potential for economic and social integration of the minority group in Canadian civilization. Although, research on attitudes of majority reveals that Canadians have somewhat favourable attitudes towards immigration, racial minorities experience significant amount of discrimination compared to the whites in Canada: “35.9 percent [of visible minorities] reported…

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  • Police Service Model

    accept non-white citizens as equal has devastated British communities. Perception of race relation issues The perception of race relations is not considered to be a significant issue by many leadership elements with the police rank structure. Interviews with those officers in leadership positions in the organizational structure of police services made a considering theme evident. The theme made evident through interviews was that race relation issues were marginalized and were experiencing a…

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  • Linguistic Perspective Analysis

    Linguistic Category of Reading Perspectives Linguistic Perspective Definition Linguistic theories focus on the structure and use of language. These theories emphasize the role that knowledge of semantic and syntactic structures of language plays in the comprehension of text. Description and Explanation of Linguistic Theories and Models Psycholinguistic Theory suggests that reading is primarily a language process, and that readers rely on language cueing systems to help them read (Tracey &…

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  • The Importance Of Language In The English Language

    At the point when many people consider the linguistic use they simply consider how our sentences are organized, and sincerely after grade school they have no idea how to truly put into syntax. Many individuals detest language structure on account of how much linguistic use was constrained upon them growing up, I was one of those individuals. When I got to school, I understood, that I give careful consideration to linguistic use than I suspected. Punctuation is truly essential to the English…

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  • Poverty Of The Stimulus Argument Essay

    innate knowledge of language and its structure. The poverty of stimulus argument primarily takes a nativist approach to linguistic theory, as it implies that children have some innate biological way of not making high probability and logical mistakes. Crain (2012) also illustrates this point by stating the poverty-of-the-stimulus argument proves “that children know more than they could have learned from their experience.” Crain appears to provide detailed evidence for the poverty-of-stimulus…

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  • English Language Learner

    The English Language Learner faces many obstacles when entering their school classroom. A language barrier, academic content, and standardized assessments are factors that play into the learning transition of ELL students. With new high stakes assessments, ELL students find themselves with a heavier burden than their English speaking peers. A challenge for linguistic learners is the complex linguistic structure often found on state tests as mentioned by Abedi and Levine (2013). Another concern…

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