Topic : Reasons why the world’s languages are disappearing Language extinction is a great tragedy for human culture. Michael Krauss, director of the Alaska Native Language Center, suggests that as many as 90 percent of languages could become moribund or extinct by 2100. According to Krauss, 20 percent to 40 percent of languages are already moribund, and only 5 percent to 10 percent are "safe" in the sense of being widely spoken or having official status. The examples of safe languages are English, Mandarin, French, Spanish, and Japanese. There are some reasons for the cause of the disappearance of the world’s languages.
Students across American are dropping out of high school at a rapid rate. Researchers who study this problem do not know the cause, nor do they know how to fix it. CBS news reported in May of 2010 “You have some schools in America that send more kids to prison, than they graduate.” This is a problem that America can no longer afford to ignore. Students dropping out of high schools across America are a major problem that needs an immediate and effective solution. In 2010 The U.S Department of Education announced that “1.2 million students between the ages between fifteen and twenty-four had dropped out in one year alone.” (Women forum).
LOST LANGUAGE In “Tribal Talk” by Michelle Nijhuis and “speaking in Tongues” by James Geary, both writers talked about how the hundreds and thousands of different tribal languages spoken in the past by millions have been cut down in half. Languages that are less known or spoken have been endangered today or nearly extinct just like some wild life going into extinction. But losing a language is more than the way of communicating; losing a language means the loss of its culture. The best argument I found in reading these two articles was in Nijhuis’s “Tribal Talk.” Nijhuis talked about what’s at stake in losing one’s own language which in this case was the Blackfoot language, called otherwise Piegan. Nijhui mentioned “What’s at stake is more than words.” (4) I would totally agree with that quote because I think one language contains a culture’s unique mysteries and their heritage for kids and other to learn about them.
• In 2011, the percentage of lone parent family children is higher than in 1996, and the percentage of ‘couple families’ children is lower than in 1996. This would suggest that there are more lone parent families in 2011 than there were in 1996. • The approximate ratio of ‘couple families’ children to ‘lone parent’ children in 1996 is 4:1, whereas in 2011 this is reduced to approximately 3:1. Word count: 157 Part B Consider two different types of household and, by using one example, describe how a decision made by government affects the flow of money between government and each of these households. Explain how this decision would also affect how money flows between these two different households and corporations.
These two stores were in high-crime-rate areas. Company Q should consider, instead of simply cutting losses and closing, creating a more crime-free place for the community and for the stores employees. Not only does closing stores create a higher unemployment percentage in an already high-crime area, but it also takes the profits that should go to the area to neighboring parts. Maybe by tightening up security devices such as cameras and alarms, etc, Company Q could work toward bettering the community and its profits. Besides, if chains closed every time they lost money, there would be a huge loss in just the opening and reopening phases of a business.
In this essay, I will evaluate the success of these programmes in their attempt to regenerate areas badly affected by urban decline. Urban decline is brought about by a number of factors including political decisions, outmigration, decline in quality of housing stock, lack of urban planning, loss of industry and an increasing concentration of low income groups. Political decisions can sometimes mean that areas are ignored for investment and therefore eventually go into decline. As areas become less desirable the skilled and wealthier population move out into more desirable areas, housing becomes of a lower quality as little money is pumped in for redevelopment. This means that the majority of people living in the area are those who cannot afford to move away.
The membership for the Tories has decreased from almost 3 million in 1951, to between 130 & 170 thousand in 2011. Liberal Democrat membership has also decreased from 145 000 in 1983 to 49 000 in 2011. This shows a great decline in those willing to take a particularly active role in being involved in politics. If there are a decreasing number of people becoming particularly interested in politics, then surely this decline may correlate with a general disinterest or lack of participation, throughout all parties. However, this data does not tell the whole story.
So an arguably more important reason as to why there has been a change in the divorce rate would be due to the declining stigma which society attaches to divorce. A combination of society’s exposure to the divorce cases of famous couples in the media and in everyday lives has lead to divorce becoming normalised, when in the past it would have been seen as shameful. This factor influences the change in the divorce rate because as its social disapproval lessens and divorce becomes more socially acceptable, couples become more willing to resort to divorce as a means of solving marital problems. A reason for wide society’s change of attitude towards divorce could be due to a decline in the influence of religion; which had once instilled a greater sense morality, shared norms and shared values into British society. The 2001 census shows that 43% of young people with no religion were cohabiting.
It seem population density is to deter crime but that is not truly true because it seem that high density it offer a perfect oppuorunity for property crime . Property crime is about 1/3 out of all crimes that occur. Property crimes has include the follow crimes thefts, larceny, burglary, robbery,sort lifting, arson and vandalism. The statistic has shown that property crime have fell major about 32 percent in a ten year period. Property crime rate , “of 135 victimizations per 1,000 households in 2008 was lower than the rate of 147 per 1,000 households in 2007” and it was 248 attempted or completed property crimes per 1,000U.S.
Moving to a better home or improving any relationship with a partner, friend or relative will also have an effect. Negative factors would include major upsets such as a divorce, moving away from friends or family, major personal injuries or illness and bereavement through the death of a spouse, other relative or a close friend. Falling foul of the law and being imprisoned can also be included in this list. Education/ Professional Experiences Leaps in education, such as moving on to university, graduating from college or studying for an advanced degree will have an effect, as will the outcomes of such ventures. Success or failure can make a whole lot of difference in further social development, as will the choice of career and potential success or failure within it.