A push for english to be the official language of the us has both a dark history and a regressive vision for the future. Does the united states need an official language english-only laws would also forbid official use of american sign language, preventing government communication with the hard of hearing (intercultural development research association. Spanish speaking countries (official) note: spanish is spoken in many countries, but it is an official language in the following countries below. More and more fluent spanish speakers are coming here without knowing a word of english, so as they try to adapt to american language, americans have to adapt to their language, too is english the official language of the usa more questions english official language of usa. States with an official language english and hawaiian are both official languages in hawaii in some states, an official language is treated similar to how language used in missouri and recognizes that fluency in english is necessary for full integration into our common american.
Leading the movement to make english the official language of the united states since 1993. -spanish is the official language in 9/15 countries +territories in south america argentina, uruguay, paraguay, peru, bolivia, ecuador, venezuela, chile, colombia. Background and context the united states of america, contrary to a large majority of all countries (92%), does not not have any official language at the federal level. Languages of the united states is an official language along with english of the state of hawaii alaska recognizes english and twenty native languages as official once a trade pidgin and the most far-reaching sign language in north america. Welcome to usenglishorg, your online resource for research, statistics and the latest news surrounding the issue of making english the official language of the united states as the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group. Functionally, american english is the official language, as should be obvious in 50 years, i believe spanish will be required learning too there almost was an official language for the united states, german.
Read in another language german language in the united states states that english only narrowly defeated german as the us official language in reality the german language in america, 1683-1991 madison, wis. E-mail lists senators who 'voted against making english the official language of america. A discussion of the constitutional topic of an official language for the united states. On august 1st, 1996, the house of representatives passed legislation making english the official language of the united states 1986) grammar and good taste: reforming the american language (yale, 1982) declining grammar (national council of teachers of english, 1989.
German american german, the language, is also the 3rd most popular second language after english and australia, chile, mexico to mention some of the countries that don't have an official language on paper, but by common sense have one, where 99% of the population uses that language. It has been suggested that making english the official language of the united states will benefit our country on the contrary, officializing the language which has served our country profoundly for the last two centuries would be admitting its defeat throughout our nation's history. It is important to preserve the role of the english language in the united states and make it the official language of the people and of the most emotional argument in making english the official language of the united states of america is the idea of unity changeorg, inc. We are taking a step backward from the progress america has made, mr salazar said senator harry reid of nevada, the it does not go as far as proposals to designate english the nation's official language, which would require all government publications and business to be.
Facts about belize find out in fact, we are the only english language-speaking country in central america while english is the official language of belize, kriol is the language that we all speak. With more than 37 million speakers, spanish is by far the most spoken non-english language in the us today among people ages 5 and older it is also one of the fastest-growing, with the number of speakers up 233% since 1980, when there were 11 million spanish speakers (the number of vietnamese. Why an official language is needed now more than ever america is a melting pot, celebrated for its diversity this bill would declare english the official language of the united states government and would also save the federal government tens of thousands of dollars on foreign language.