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Should the US adopt Spanish as a Second Language?

November 27, 2009 6 Comments »

Spanish is the second most-common in the United States. There are 45 million who speak , making the world’s second-largest Spanish- community. , Italian, Polish, Russian and Greek are also spoken among older generations of immigrants. Also spoken are Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. And let’s not forget that there is also a small population of Native Americans who still speak their native .

However, it may surprise you to learn that the United States does not have an official language, even though the majority of the population speaks . According to an ACLU briefing paper, the proposal was “rejected as undemocratic and a threat to individual liberty” by the Continental Congress. Needless to say, the proposal of any official language in the United States is simply out of the questions.


6 Responses to “Should the US adopt Spanish as a Second Language?”

  • Commented on November 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Wouldn’t be more important to try and revive the vulnerable-vital endangered Amerindian languages in the U.S.?

    List of languages:
    Central Alaskan Yupik (2)
    Central Alaskan Yupik (Nuniak Island)
    Choctaw (Louisiana)
    Choctaw (Mississipi)
    Choctaw (Oklahoma)
    Hopi
    Hualapai
    Jemez
    Mikasuki
    Navajo
    Picuris
    Sioux
    Upland Yuman
    Zuni

    List provided by Unesco: http://bit.ly/hDqLI

    U.S. has a big population of natives who speak these languages.
    These are inhabitants living in the continent before the European settlements.

    When a language dies, a whole culture dies within.

    http://www.artofwordsbiz.wordpress.com

  • Commented on November 27, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Wouldn’t be more important to try and revive the vulnerable-vital endangered Amerindian languages in the U.S.?

    List of languages:
    Central Alaskan Yupik (2)
    Central Alaskan Yupik (Nuniak Island)
    Choctaw (Louisiana)
    Choctaw (Mississipi)
    Choctaw (Oklahoma)
    Hopi
    Hualapai
    Jemez
    Mikasuki
    Navajo
    Picuris
    Sioux
    Upland Yuman
    Zuni

    List provided by Unesco: http://bit.ly/hDqLI

    U.S. has a big population of natives who speak these languages.
    These are inhabitants living in the continent before the European settlements.

    When a language dies, a whole culture dies within.

    http://www.artofwordsbiz.wordpress.com

  • michelleb
    Commented on November 27, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    My intention in writing this blog has never been to belittle the importance of other languages, but rather to highlight what is most relevant to the Spanish Language. Best regards. michelleb

  • michelleb
    Commented on November 27, 2009 at 11:20 am

    My intention in writing this blog has never been to belittle the importance of other languages, but rather to highlight what is most relevant to the Spanish Language. Best regards. michelleb

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