When they are in The United States they stay with those of one culture, people from the same country. When Taylor, who is not of that culture, ventures into an area “reserved” for, Taylor claims it “felt it was off limits” (kingsolver 153) to her because people not related to that particular culture never dared to venture in because of the stereotype that they hold. This makes the people who are different culturally think they will not fit in unless they either stick with people of the same cultural or manage to blend in with the Americans. Esperanza had to start speaking English more to blend in (Kingsolver 221). This was because she had just travelled to the Cherokee reservation and needed to create a false identity and “the life history [she] had invented for [herself].
Imperialism comes in many ways, including in a commanding language. Nowadays, English has been considered a most influential and global language in many different areas; however, with the rise of the emphasis on this language, America 's higher education has been focusing a great deal less on foreign languages, consequently not encouraging American citizens to study and become involved with foreign languages. For instance, the George Washington University has decided upon removing foreign languages and cultures course requirement and organizing a system in which introductory foreign language courses no longer count toward fulfilling degrees at the college (Ursula Oaks). Although English is mostly known as an instrument of power in both global
356), this proves that our priorities are focused elsewhere and not on our language and culture. This compares to the previous article because without proper funding we are lacking the ability to learn, therefore having to teach ourselves; which leads to improper learning. In “Do You Speak American” Macneil says, “ You do have to be bilingual in this country, which means you can be very adept at slang”(MacNeil Pg.311), this goes against the first two articles because it is basically saying that you have to do be very fluent in slang but if we were educated in proper English then we would not know
Anna said a pertinent example for this issue: he said that Polish has no word for ″grief″ and the same, in english exists no words to explain something that in Polish its so important.I am right with this point and I think that the words, in general, have a strong emotioal impact on us It depend to the culture and religion to understand exactly a word and to feel the emotion for a expression like a native. The interpretation may be different from one country to another one. More then, in her article Anna point out cause a bilingual person can compare two culture, tradition and other much better than a person who don′t speak two or more language. I support this
except for English speaking. Afterwards, he introduced another argument that should U.S. make English as official language or not. From for side, he explained supporters of English as official language believes that communication is very important for democracy, and learning English has big role to success in the U.S. Also he describes the governor are trying to introduce official language because of fear from spreading other language in U.S. However, the author argues making official language may be against 1st Amendment. He cites quote from a language diversity advocate James Crawford to show that making official language is discrimination to other language.
Languages are forgotten, and native cultures are not celebrated. Many can and do argue that immigrants need to assimilate right away but, fail to realize how difficult it is to lose your identity for the sake of other people 's
Why? Because it challenges us to act and think globally. On the other hand, there is undoubtedly an obstacle that stands in the way of the globalization of multilingual ability. Colonialism made it such that nations worldwide are fluent in a few countable languages. English is one of those.
People don’t need to fit a mold that other people think they should fit. In this essay, I will argue that every culture has its preferred description of human distinction, but there is no ideal title to their racial background. The United States is known for its multicultural abundance. But to that, there are a lot of disputes concerning the proper titles to those who share more than one heritage background. The main topic that most multiracial people face is not properly fitting into their categorized groups or fulfilling into it.
Finally, native speakers are capable of judging whether English utterances are grammatically acceptable or not. This perception, however, leads to the unequal treatment between native and non-native English teachers. According to Mckay (2000) and Medgyes (2006), many qualified non-native teachers are not offered jobs due to the fact that English is not their first language. In addition to this common belief about the native speakers’ characteristics which were mentioned,