Nz first mp clayton mitchell has lodged a bill to have english legally recognised as an official language of new zealand analysis: a. Federal legislators have proposed laws to make english the official business language of the united states, and every year that legislation dies. The perceived threat of immigration sometimes leads states to adopt laws that make english the official language but many of these laws have.
The result is the proposed english language amendment (ela), in the united states, americans have never had a legally-established official language. “colonial speakers of english fought only for their political independence they had no stomach for an anti-english language and cultural. Te reo and nzsl are officially recognised, but english is not.
List of countries where english is an official language africa botswana cameroon ethiopia eritrea the gambia ghana kenya lesotho liberia malawi. 'the myth of english as america's national language': a founding fathers did not wish to establish an official language, and were happy to. Conservatives have urged president trump to designate english as the official language of the united states, arguing it is the true american language anyone . The bill to make english the official language of the state of north carolina was sponsored by senator frank block of new hanover county,.
English will indeed stay an official language of the european union when the uk leaves the bloc, according to the commission's. Michigan recently introduced legislation to make english the official state language, making it one of 32 states to do so, while a bill to do the. Countries with english as an official language and the language of instruction in higher education anguilla ireland, northern, singapore antigua and. Tom barrett, r-potterville, testified in support of his bill to make english the official language of michigan on tuesday, june 20, 2017.
It means the language of record is the english language, and that no one has a right to demand government services in any other language official english. Non-verbal signals aside, language is the most important means of human communication the language we speak unites us with people who. For years congress has argued over declaring english the official language ironically, proposals to ban english surfaced shortly after the american revolution.
Advocates to make english the official us language met with white house staffers recently, before president donald trump's re-election. The eu has 24 official languages, four less than the number of members it is a type of euro-english influenced by the language spoken by. List of chinese, english, spanish, french, arabic, portuguese and german speaking countries in which countries of the world is spanish official language. “we have room for but one flag, the american flag we have room for but one language here, and that is the english language” ~teddy.Download