This report provides background on contemporary efforts to declare english the official language, a review of selected issues raised by official english proposals in congress, and a summary. Discover all statistics and data on languages in the united kingdom now on statistacom the statistics portal statistics and studies from more than 22,500 sources menu retail price of. Five states are considering legislation this year to make english their official language if passed, they would join the 31 states with existing official language laws states with an. In her second pro for the us deeming an official language she utilizes the allusion of the “dis-united states” comparing what she predicts will be us, to canada.
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. With thousands of academic programs, world-class institutions, and unmatched flexibility, the united states offers a wealth of higher-education opportunities that you will not find anywhere. About us share on facebook share share on twitter tweet share on google plus share send email mail print print adopting laws or constitutional amendments declaring english the. American english is a website for teachers and learners of english as a foreign language abroad.
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. English is the de facto national language of the united states, with 82% of the population claiming it as a mother tongue, and some 96% claiming to speak it well or very well however. See which worldwide locations offer the ability to book flight reservations on unitedcom in their local currency currently in united states | english version, enter to change contact us.
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. English belongs to the western group of the germanic branch of the indo-european language family it is most closely related to low german dialects and to dutch. You might have heard the rumor that german almost became the official language of the united states of america the legend usually goes something like this: “in 1776, german came within one. Learn about life in the united states learn about living in the united states of america what's on this page american holidays american money help for new immigrants official.
In the news: speaking english in the united states mary kent and robert lalasz facebook share share tweet this and the current debate over whether and how to stem illegal us. Review : english as global language by david crystal looks at the future of english as a global language, focusing on debates about its status within the united states and the. Through all types of printed and electronic media, as well as the emergence of the united states as a global superpower english has ceased to be an english language in the sense of.
But his “legendary” role in preventing the adoption of german as the united states’ official language gained steam over the years not to give german any official status, but merely to. Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the unt libraries government documents department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. Languages: english, spanish (no official national language) money: us dollar area: 3,794,083 square miles (9,826,630 square kilometers) major mountain ranges: rocky mountains, appalachian. Summary: debates the pros and cons of a law enforcing english as the official language of the united states describes why such a law is a controversial topic. 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 nations is a global organization that brings together its member states to confront common challenges, manage shared responsibilities and exercise collective action in an enduring.