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Com 150 final project Languages of the U.S. Languages of the United States Com 150/University of Phoenix David N. Martin
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Com 150 final project Languages of the U.S. There are hundreds of languages spoken each day in the United States but in there are no official language. Roughly about 82% claim English as their primary language and 98% claims to speak it well. With those statistics it seems almost unreasonable not to have it as our official language. To avoid improper facts in my research paper I have taken information from only the credible sources and some government websites that deal with the statistics of people whom speak English. Eighty two percent of people in America claim English as the language that they speak as their main language. Fourteen more percent claim to speak English well enough to be able to hold conversations in English. For some of these reasons is why I feel that English become the official language of the United States of America. Some of our states individually claim English as their official language. There are twenty eight states that claim English as their official language. Eight states and territories that are owned by the United States are considered to be bilingual or to have two separate languages that are considered to be able to conduct business in. English was inherited from British and it is spoken by the vast majority of the population. It serves as the default language. Only 0.8 per cent speaks no English at all, as
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Com 150 final project Languages of the U.S. compared with 3.6 per cent in 1890. American English has some differences from British English, but these differences are fairly minor. For detailed differences in British English and American English see American and British English differences. Spanish is a very popular language in the United States and is on the rise in popularity in some of the western and southern most states. The rest of the states do not claim an official language. A shocking twelve percent of the United States population speaks Spanish. The United States has the fifth largest Spanish speaking population in the world, outnumbered only by Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia. Hispanics who are second-generation American in the United States almost all speak English, but only about 50 per cent speak Spanish. Spanish is the most common language next to English that is spoken in the United States. Spanish is the most common language spoken at home in 35 counties. Nearly three-quarters of these counties are located in Texas, with others in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and New Mexico. Brought to America in 1817 American Sign Language
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course COM com150 taught by Professor Allysonwells during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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