The modern english-only movement has met with rejection from the linguistic society of america saying making english the official language of the united states of america is about as urgently called for as making hotdogs the official food at baseball games. Former honda motor co ceo takanobu ito famously said five years ago that it was stupid to make english the official work language of a japanese company now that he's left the building, however, japan's no 3 carmaker is changing its tune. Though she admires multilingual people, english should be the official language of the united states he said that there are over 300 languages spoken in the country, so making english the official language would reduce having to translate every document. Should english be the official language of the united states name eng 122 instructor april 30, 2012 should english be the official language of the united states the debate on whether the united states should make english the official language has been raging within the borders of the country for.
Today members of congress continue to try to pass laws making english the official language opponents of official english remind us that without legislation we have managed to get over ninety-seven percent of the residents of this country to speak the national language. Thank you, mr chairman, for the opportunity to testify today in favor of hr 997, legislation that will make english the official language of the united states. Debate over english about more than words cultural fears, search for national identity seen at heart of language linguists and historians say the current immigration debate and proposals to make english the official language of the us resemble other linguistic struggles across the. Joni ernst has latched onto pretty much every idea favored by the tea party on thursday afternoon, while campaigning in western iowa, ernst endorsed another concept favored by the grassroots right: officially declaring the united states an english language country.
With a large and steadily growing hispanic population, we ask the question - should spanish be an official second language of the united states. E-mail lists senators who 'voted against making english the official language of america. Having carefully read the register's article regarding the library sending two representatives to a book fair in guadalajara, mexico (library officials heading to mexico to purchase spanish-language books, sept 29). Many people are surprised to learn that the united states has no official language as one of the major centers of commerce and trade, and a major english-speaking country, many assume that english is the country's official language. Official english laws make it necessary for governments to provide information and services in english only, and does not protect the right of non-english speakers to receive govt information and services in another language.
On a vote of 62-46, the michigan house of representatives votes to make english the state's official language. Under the inhofe proposal, the federal government is directed to preserve and enhance the role of english as the national language of the united states of america it does not go as far as proposals to designate english the nation's official language.
On august 1st, 1996, the house of representatives passed legislation making english the official language of the united states supporters of the measure say that english forms the glue that keeps america together. Title length color rating : should the united states make english the official language - according to the 2011 census, over 208 percent of the united states population spoke another language other than english (wwwus-englishorg. Oklahoma city -- english could become the official language of the us if senator inhofe gets his way the senator says the new law would help our nation move forward as one, with everyone being able to communicate with one another critics say that's already happening. Traditionally, the american way has been to make english the national language -- but to do so quietly, locally, without fuss the constitution is silent on language: the founding fathers had no need to legislate that english be the official language of the country.
Nothing is set by being submitted as a member's bill - first it has to be drawn, and the odds are against that then if it is drawn it needs to pass through parliament @samsachdevanz clayton mitchell wants to make english an official language of nz - this might just have supplanted nuk korako's. Pros and cons of english as official language world issues pros and cons of english as official language by crystal lombardo - july 2, 2016 20625 share on facebook tweet on twitter making english an official language will address the issue. Advocates for designating english as the official language of the united states say the law would encourage immigrants to assimilate into american culture. In response to the heightened sense of crisis, almost panic, over japan's lack of facility with english in the internet age, prime minister keizo obuchi released a report last month on japan's goals for the 21st century that proposed making english the country's official second language. President donald trump's reelection campaign is out with a new survey that asks supporters whether they fear the spread of sharia law and whether english should be made the official language of the united states the 32-question survey, which is available on the trump campaign's.