-spoken by 250,000 regularly -spoken by 59,000 people (1%) -carried from Ireland to Scotland about 1,500 years ago -became extinct in 1777 after death of final speaker -attempts to revive -english historian wrote down her speech to preserve -revived in 1920s -spoken by a few hundred people -taught at some schools and religious services -agreement in 2008 on official spelling
Name_________________ _______________Date____2/18/17_________ Australia- -1% of the population is aboriginal -many elements of aboriginal culture are being preserved -english is the language of instruction -during 19th &20th centuries restrictions were placed on immigrants from non-english speaking places -problem due to australia's proximity to asian countries. New Zealand- -more than 10% of population is Maori -adopted policies to preserve language -maori has become one of new Zealand's three official languages (along with English and sign language) -only 1% of new zealanders are fluent in maori, most are over 50 -descendants of polynesian people Occitan- -Occitan is spoken by about 2 million people in south france and other nearby countries -name derives from French region of aquitaine (where french has a similar pronunciation to Occitan) -numerous dialects spoken, including Auvergnat, Gascon, and Provencal -bilingual elementary & high schools in Occitan region called calandetras 3.How has expansion diffusion occurred with English? Give threeexamples.1- English words can fuse with other words.2-English changing through diffusion of new vocabulary,3- Lingua franca of English is achieved wide spread.
4.Does the United States have an official language? Why or why not?No 5. Discuss how the French language is important in Canada. 75% of the population speaks French. It is predominant in Quebec which is one of the largest Canadian cities. French is also one of two official languages in Canada. 6. Why is much of the internet in English? Why might this be problematic? The majority of the material on the internet is in English. In the beginning, 71% of internet users were English speaking. This just furthers lack of diversity and less preservation with even more globalization of internet because along the globalization of internet comes the globalization of english.
- Winter '17
- Different regions, official languages, -1/2 official languages