HUMA215-1104A-03 Topics in Cultural Studies Historical Foundations Dr. Michael Reed Michele Monti October 16, 2011 American InterContinental University Abstract History of vernacular language and its spread during the Medieval Times. The impact on populations after the increase of vernacular languages. The translation of popular poetry into local vernaculars. The unification of regions using vernacular language. During medieval times, speaking Latin was the acceptable language due to the prominence of the Roman Empire.
Other notable federal events from the 1960s to the present include the following. Commensurate with the launching of Sputnik, the National Defense Education Act of 1958 authorized funds to thousands of students for foreign language training (U. S. Department of Education, 1991; Simon, 1980). Some authors have pointed to an apparent “schizophrenic” U.S. attitude, whereby foreign-language learning for native-born, predominately Englishspeaking individuals, over this century, has sometimes been supported, while bilingual education programs for languageminorities have simultaneously been disfavored (Crawford, 1989). In 1974 the Equal Education Opportunities Act (EEOA) was enacted (Crawford, 1989). A section of the Act required schools to work to overcome language barriers that interfered with language-minority students’ learning (Crawford, 1989).
Should America Reevaluate Policies On Monitoring/Allowing Immigrants Into The United States? Immigration policies have been a main issue since as early as 1904. Millions of people come into the United States legally and illegally every year. Many rules and regulations have been changed to benefit immigrants coming to the United States, but it still remains a serious issue in society. In this policy memo, I will give a brief history of immigration into the United States, why it is such a major issue, and give alternatives to the way America handles immigration and nationalization of immigrants.
To recognize the historical fact that the United Sates has been an overwhelmingly English speaking nation since it was created and that its constitution and foundational documents are in English. 5. To recognize that while the people of the United States value and respect diversity, they want to preserve English as their common language and therefore immigrants have the responsibility to learn English. 6. To conform to the majority of the states (31) that already have made English their official language.
Official Language Of The U.S. Roberto Dominguez English Comp II Professor Sipple October 17, 2011 Abstract The reason for my topic is to let people know that the United States should have their own official language, which should be English. My focus is to show how much the Unites States would benefit by making English the official language. I mention some sources on how it will benefit us and also how it has cost us to be a multilingual country by spending millions on services that comes in many languages. In countries all over the world have their own official language that most people talk in that certain country? If you go to France everyone talks French, if you go to Spain people speak Spanish, if you go to Germany everyone there speaks German.
She states that there are millions of dollars spent each year to provide translators and translations to non-English speakers that can be saved if they were required to learn English. She claims that one of the most important aspects of assimilating to American culture is the speaking of English and it helps them in reaching the “American dream.” She states that even their board members are fluent in many other languages in an attempt to show how they willingly made a choice to learn instead of just relying on someone else. She claims that if it is not fixed numbers will continue to climb and taxpayer dollars will continue being used for something that should be known by an American citizen. She lastly states that there is nothing wrong with being multi-lingual but it is wrong to think you can move to this country and not learn English and at the tax payer expense survive by keeping your home
Textbooks and the Native Americans Within the confines of textbooks, it's easy to take the commonly straightforward dialogue as truth. However, it's crucial to be aware that these texts come from scholars who have simply been influenced by other scholars and their own personal accounts and understanding. This becomes even more visible as we look at texts from different time periods and see the change in accepted information, as well as how this information is presented. In the case of the Native American social structure, through the eyes of European explorers, we see many drastic changes in presentation, and with good reason. “No one knows how many people lived in the Americas in the centuries before Columbus.
A stricter immigration policy should be employed Immigration is always a popular topic around the world, especially in the United States. And the motivation of most immigrants is to pursue a better life like an American Dream. And the inclusive society in the US is of great attraction to immigrants too. Recent years, immigration to the US is still at an increasing trend and the current level of immigration in the US is considered too high. Different political party always have a huge divergence towards immigration policy especially on the Political Campaign Activity because governmental policy towards immigration has a crucial influence to the amount of immigration, the practicality and cost.
How does David Crystal win over so much logic and emotion from his audience? Do the rhetorical tools that Crystal uses aid in his overall success of the argument? Crystal is the author of many books on language such as “The Gr8 Db8” which discusses text language and its impact on society. The author’s undermined approach is shown through historical context, statistics and pathos to effectively reveal the mass spread of English, and the potential impact it will have on the world. Crystal connects with the audience to make them realize that something as simple as the language we speak, could have more of an impact on the world than ever imaginable.
To what extent have the literacy practices of English speakers been shaped by communications technology? In this assignment I will be looking at the ways in which literacy practices have changed with the advent of technology. I will be focusing on how children use technology and how that differs from the way adults do. From the invention of writing to the printing press to the typewriter and the computer, the entire history of literacy has been dependent on the technical advances that it has used. According to Eisenstein ‘as printing came to supersede hand copying by scribes texts came to be more widely disseminated’ (p.282).