The two languages blended into something that still has a lot of resemblance to english or, as the pitkern article on pitcairn island puts it, t' ofishol laenghwij f' ai pitkern ailen es pitkern. All in all, a language represents a community´s distinctive features and also mirrors our diversity as complex human beingswhen a language dies, a whole culture, a whole system dies with it, even if it was spoken by a single individual. Perceptual, cultural and language barriers need to be overcome for diversity programs to succeed ineffective communication of key objectives results in confusion, lack of teamwork, and low morale there are always employees who will refuse to accept the fact that the social and cultural makeup of their workplace is changing. Languages contain the best and worst habits, predilections, biases, and insights of the communities that speak them each of these combinations—be they welsh, hindi, navajo, or miyako—contains powerful information for making sense of the problems facing all humans. Diversity in the workplace as stated in our book, workplace diversity is defined as “diversity at work means having a workface comprised of two or more groups of employees with various racial, ethic, gender, cultural, national origin, handicap, age, and religious backgrounds.
Diversity and gender, both within and across language communities, is a concept in need of further investigation, but one that could be innovative in transcending research that inadvertently reinforces stereotypes of men and women’s language. The future of language diversity speaking a foreign tongue at home does not necessarily imply a lack of fluency in english, of course but if the past is any guide to the future, the prospects for stable bilingualism in the united states are slim given the nation's well established reputation as a graveyard for immigrant languages. Linguistic diversity is a way to talk about varied types of traits including language family, grammar, and vocabulary a language family is a group of languages with related origins that share.
Linguist geoffrey pullum, in an essay entitled here come the linguistic fascists, points out that english is far from under threat in the united states, and argues that making english the official language of the united states of america is about as urgently called for as making hotdogs the official food at baseball games. In examining this text, i hope to show that globalisation truly does pose a threat to cultural diversity in this essay, globalisation will be used as an umbrella term to describe the increased economic, cultural and political interdependence of the globe's nation-states and their peoples. Language diversity is an important topic for all south africans to consider since we have 11 official languages this means that we are challenged when it comes to being able to communicate with one another. Diversity and language: esl students in the university classroom anne bliss, as increasing numbers of students, faculty, and staff who speak english as their second language (esl) join the university community, they inject not only diversity in the use of language, but differences in attitudes and. Meanwhile, the hegemony of english has serious consequences, among other things it has speed up the loss of traditional cultures for non-english-speaking countries and become a threat to world’s cultural diversity and language ecology.
Diversity: spanish language and diversity essay college 101-s06 september 17, 2012 definition of diversity the word diversity mean so many things and differently to people for me diversity means much more like a race and a place that full of different ethnicity or mixing culture. Here is your essay on linguistic diversity in india india has become a land of many tongues and has been called “as a tower of veritable languages” or a “museum of languages” in 1950, the states in india were reorganized on linguistic basis as a result, the domiciles of a particular. Why languages die there are many reasons why languages die the reasons are often political, economic or cultural in nature speakers of a minority language may, for example, decide that it is. Language is about much more than just about talking to each other it’s one of the bases of identity and culture but as the world becomes increasingly globalised and reliant on technology. Just a few languages, however, account for the largest share of those spoken at home, with speakers of spanish, chinese, and tagalog representing 70 percent of the overall population of immigrants and us natives using a language other than english in the household.
Languages and language the question “how different are the languages of the world” can also be approached in a more principled way it has intrigued linguists and philosophers for a long time and still causes some controversy. When i was at school, most of my english schoolmates found foreign language classes to be too much hassle and considered learning another language to be about as useful as speaking in tongues. An endangered language is one that is likely to become extinct in the near future many languages are failing out of use and being replaced by others that are more widely used in the region or nation, such as english in the us or spanish in mexico. Rodríguez, cristina m, language diversity in the workplace (2006)faculty scholarship series paper 4332 battle to demonstrate that an english-language requirement, in the majority of cases, is anything but a they force the use of non-english languages out of public spaces and into.
- language use in family and in society the magazine article “language use in family and in society,” published in the september 1999 issue of english journal, written by lee thomas and linh cao, shows how language use can affect a family and the society. About the project our project serves as an online resource for samples and research on endangered languages as well as a forum for advice and best practices for those working to strengthen linguistic diversity. A single gloabalized language would improve life if there was to be a single global language that all the world's citizens would have the ability to communicate easily with individuals from different countries thus creating more equality.