Martinez says that english is seen as a more neutral language than chinese unlike chinese, it is not associated with one country he says even the ideas of equality are built into english grammar. New york, april 13, 2013 — the united states, contrary to popular belief, has no official language federal legislators have proposed laws to make english the official business language of the. I am even more irritated when i hear travelers from outside the english-speaking world visiting another foreign country where english is not the official language and trying to get around by speaking english. Note 1: percents are for first language speakers only the six un languages - arabic, chinese (mandarin), english, french, russian, and spanish (castilian) - are the mother tongue or second language of about 45% of the world's population, and are the official languages in more than half the states in the world some 400 languages have more.
English is used in over 70 countries as an official or semi-official language, and plays a very significant role in 20 others over 1,400 million people live in countries where there is a tradition of using english. English is now the most widely used language in the world it is spoken as a first language by many countries, including the united kingdom, the united states, canada, australia, ireland, new zealand it is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the european union, the united nations, as well as in many world organizations the second president of the united. Why english should be the official language of the united states in the 1970s, however, things began to change propelled again by unprecedented mass immigration from non-english speaking countries, english’s place as the unifying and almost universally spoken language in the united states began to erode today the united states is.
English is one of the most spoken languages in the world and is by far the most common second language in the world no matter where you travel in the world, you have a decent chance of finding an english speaker. If brussels aspires to be an international city, it should make english an official language, the flemish minister for education pascal smet has told euractiv “if brussels wants to be an. According to us english inc, an advocacy group that supports declaring english as our official language, 322 languages are spoken in the country, with 24 of those spoken in every state and the district of columbia. The european commission has announced an agreement whereby english will be the official language of the eu, rather than german, which was the other contender her majesty's government conceded that english spelling had room for improvement and has therefore accepted a five-year phasing in of euro-english. In my opinion, there is a better chance of another language in the future becoming the lingua franka than english becoming an official language for the whole world things never stay the same just as french was replaced by english a century or so ago, english is likely to be replaced by some other language.
Russian is the largest native language in europe, one of the six official languages of the united nations, one of two official languages aboard the international space station and the third most widespread language on the internet after english and german. English should not be the official language if we should want changes in which no common feature in communication between nations exists that can assure for us that in every portion of the country is there a unifying quality recognizable to 'virtually' all developed and developing nations. David crystal estimated in his cambridge encyclopedia of the english language (1995) that the number of english as a second language speakers (ie people who lived in a country where english was the assumed official language but not their native tongue) in the world equaled close to 98 million while those who spoke it as a foreign language was. Proenglish is the nation's leading advocate of official english we work through the courts and in the court of public opinion to defend english's historic role as america's common, unifying language, and to persuade lawmakers to adopt english as the official language at all levels of government. Washington — the world faces a future of people speaking more than one language, with english no longer seen as likely to become dominant, a british language expert says in a new analysis.
English continues to gain new loanwords and calques (loan translations) from languages all over the world, and words from languages other than the ancestral anglo-saxon language make up about 60% of the vocabulary of english. The california senator s i hayakawa introduced the first ‘english language amendment’ (ela) in 1981, seeking to declare english the official language of the us, while overturning any state or federal statutes requiring the use of other languages. The reason why english, french and spanish are among the world's most widespread languages has its roots in the imperial past of the nations where they originate 5 english is widely used as an. Language is bound to countries, culture and heritage english is the most commonly spoken foreign language in 19 out of 25 european union countries now that the united kingdom has decided to. English is now the dominant or official language in 75 territories: a direct legacy of the british empire in countries where large settler colonies were formed, such as australia, canada and the usa, native languages and cultures have been pushed to near-extinction by the presence of english.
Many americans already assume that english is the official language of the us and since the language is so dominant, some argue that an official language bill would make few practical changes, other than possibly reducing people`s rights to speak other languages in schools and workplaces. Georgia to change official language to english : the two-way georgia has changed its second official language to english from russian the move is part of an official effort to push the country. “i will set a policy goal next year to make taiwan a bilingual country, with english and chinese being its official languages,” lai told the united daily news “culture is our root, and the english language is our tool – or see it as our foot, if you will. To some extent, americans have an advantage over much of the world's population: the country's two most widely spoken languages — english and spanish — are among the most widely spoken worldwide.
English will still dominate a century from now, but it will no longer share the planet with thousands of other languages instead, expect fewer but simpler modes of oral communication on every.