Washington, may 18 — the senate voted on thursday to designate english as the national language in a charged debate, republican backers of the proposal, which was added to the senate's immigration measure on a 63-to-34 vote, said that it was equivalent to establishing a formal national anthem. John adams, our second president considered every detail in building the new nation - including a common language the legendary english-only vote of 1795 early americans were concerned about german speakers the center of that debate is still relevant nyc public library don't make english official - ban it instead. For centuries, stories have persisted about congress almost approving german as our official language, except for one vote by its german-speaking leader 1795, congress considered a proposal, not to give german any official status, but merely to print the federal laws in german as well as english. There are six official languages of the un these are arabic, chinese, english, french, russian and spanish the correct interpretation and translation of these six languages, in both spoken and written form, is very important to the work of the organization, because this enables clear and concise communication on issues. Ireland, northern, singapore antigua and barbuda, ireland, republic of, solomon islands australia, jamaica, south africa bahamas, kenya, swaziland barbados, lesotho, tanzania belize, liberia, tonga bermuda, malawi, trinidad and tobago botswana, malta, turks and caicos islands british virgin islands. Debate whether or not english should be the official language of the united states voice your opinion, and learn about each side of the debate. Should english be the constitutionally enshrined official language of georgia sen josh mckoon, r-columbus, has proposed a bill doing just that senate resolution 587 would make english the official first language of georgia and prohibit the state from using non-english communication in all but nine. The english language developed in europe in the middle ages it was named after a germanic tribe, the angles, that migrated to england the language has been developing for over a thousand years while its roots are germanic the language has adopted many words that originated in other languages.
Almost every session of congress, an amendment to the constitution is proposed in congress to adopt english as the official language of the united states other efforts have attempted to take the easier route of changing the us code to make english the official language as of this writing, the efforts have not been. The perceived threat of immigration sometimes leads states to adopt laws that make english the official language but many of these laws have little effect. Republicans led the way in passing a bill thursday that would require the use of english in public records state departments and local governments still could publish documents in other languages.
Thursday, the house passed a meaningless garbage bill that, on its face, makes english the state's official language meaningless, because the bill's major thrust is to require that all official state documents are produced primarily in english, as they already are the bill wouldn't prevent michigan. And while we're at it, what is an official language, anyway. 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 united states, and every year that legislation dies what if we got serious about passing federal legislation to.
Welcome to usenglishorg, your online resource for research, statistics and the latest news surrounding the issue of making english the official language of the united states as the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the english language in the. Most countries with english as an official language were once ruled by the united states or united kingdom, so it might seem far-fetched for taiwan to even consider the idea, but the government is now thinking of making it a reality.
List of countries where english is an official language africa botswana cameroon ethiopia eritrea the gambia ghana kenya lesotho liberia malawi mauritius namibia nigeria rwanda seychelles sierra leone south africa south sudan sudan swaziland tanzania uganda zambia zimbabwe americas.
An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in a particular country, state, or other jurisdiction typically a country's official language refers to the language used within government (eg, courts, parliament, administration) since the means of expression of a people cannot be changed by any law,. A push for english to be the official language of the us has both a dark history and a regressive vision for the future. New status for english as third official language in espoo will boost business and competitiveness, say politicians. The duke university linguistics professor talks about her new book, and the power of language in determining inclusion.
The republican-led house on thursday approved legislation that would make english the official language of michigan. Minority language groups with limited english skills' language restric- tion legislation has also been criticized as discriminatory because it can create barriers to the exercise of such rights as voting and education6 the issue of an official language for the united states evokes great passion from both sides both sides fear. Clickbait articles claiming president trump had designated english as the official language of the us documented no such thing. You'll see the regions where non-english speakers are among the highest numbers of the population when you compare it to the map of the most populous counties in the us, it becomes abundantly clear that while english may be the language of commerce and government in the country, it'll never be.