bilingualism - Jennifer Jacob Sociology Bilingualism Many...

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Jennifer Jacob March 21, 2010 Sociology Bilingualism Many people all around the world migrate to the United States. It is a known fact that not all of them are from one country. This makes it important that the people of this country know the same language in order to communicate with not only each other, but with society as a whole. A few of the various languages of the United States are English, Spanish, Italian, French, and Greek. There are still many more. However, it is agreed all across the country that the United States should have English laws. ” Declaring English the official language means that official government business at all levels must be conducted solely in English. This includes all public documents, records, legislation and regulations, as well as hearings, official ceremonies and public meetings.” It is very crucial that the citizens of the United States all share a common language. Approximately 82% of the citizens speak English. Approximately 11% speak Spanish. Seeing as
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course ENG 240 taught by Professor Unk during the Spring '11 term at Ocean County College.

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