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Surname 1 Name Professor Course Date Discussion: Making English the “Official Language” In the United States, growth in use of the English language has been synonymous with growth of the country. Gradually, English has dominated over other languages used by smaller groups. One significant group on this issue is the Native Americans. The Native Americans have largely preserved their cultures and languages over the years. This has made them to appear secluded. That said, most people including the Native Americans have knowledge of the English language and are using it in their day to day communication. Although English has gained dominance and acceptance over other languages, making it the official language would be considered hegemony and ethnocentrism. Most communities in the U.S. whose first language is not English consider their language part of their identity. Their learning of a different language is out of freewill and for convenience.
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  • Spring '10
  • RIEBLING
  • English, Official language

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