As the chairman of us english, a group that lobbies for preserving the unifying role of the english language in the united states, i have heard every possible argument against official english. Skip to comments why the us needs an official language worldandicom ^ | 12-15-03 | mauro mujica posted on 12/15/2003 11:51:44 pm pst by bellevuesbest recent polls show that the world believes in the importance of learning english. Mauro e mujica (born 1941 in chile) is the chairman/ceo of us english, the nation's largest organization advocating for english as the official language of the united states mujica was educated at columbia university and holds a bachelor's and master's degree in architecture. When the united states is mentioned with one or more other countries in the same sentence, us or us may be too informal, especially at the first mention or as a noun instead of an adjective (france and the united states, not france and the us. New york, april 13, 2013 — the united states, contrary to popular belief, has no official language federal legislators have proposed laws to make english the official business language of the.
Mauro e mujica is ceo of us english, a citizen's action group with 17 million members whose lobbying efforts include petitioning the us government to make english the official language of the united states. Today i found out the united states doesn't have an official language president theodore roosevelt stated in 1907, we have room for but one language in this country, and that is the english language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as americans, of american. Many people are surprised to learn that the united states has no official language as one of the major centers of commerce and trade, and a major english-speaking country, many assume that english is the country's official language.
Mujica is the chairman of us english, inc, the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the english language in the united. Why the us needs an official language, mauro e mujica isual: speak american do you speak american robert macneil add to cart exploring language, 14th edition. If anyone could claim to be leading by example in an age of austerity, it is josé mujica, uruguay's president, who has forsworn a state palace in favour of a farmhouse, donates the vast bulk of. There was a 52 percent increase in those who could not speak english in 2000 (mujica) why the us needs an official language worldandicom 2003.
The so-called english language amendment (ela) to the us constitution, which would give english official status, has been languishing in congress since 1981 english is the de facto national language of the united states, with 82 percent of the population claiming it as a mother tongue, and some 96 percent claiming to speak it well or very. Why the u s needs an official language mujica english, the official language in the usmichele hoard eng 122 instructor nelly aguilar march 7, 2011 english, the official language in the u.
Ebscohost serves thousands of libraries with premium essays, articles and other content including why the u s needs an official language get access to over 12 million other articles. The united states does not have an official language, but 32 state governments out of 50 have declared english to be one, or the only, official language the government of louisiana offers services and most documents in both english and french , as does new mexico in english and spanish. A june 2010 harris interactive poll, commissioned by us english, found that 88 percent of respondents believe that english should be declared the official language of the united states. Mujica's letter highlights several unusual features of the transaction: first, the payments are not technically required by law, nor are being made to settle a lawsuit or regulatory action instead, they are quasi-voluntary, agreed to under heavy pressure from the governor.
English as the official language while the federal government does not recognize an official language, roughly 30 states have passed laws designating english as the official language a few states have gone further by requiring their public schools to teach only in english. It would nearly double the number of border patrol agents along the us-mexico boundary and erect some 700 miles of new fencing, all at a cost of more than $30 billion dollars over 10 years. José mujica, nicknamed pepe mujica, was president of uruguay from 2010 to 2015 a former tupamaros freedom fighter in the 60s and the 70s, he was detained, like a hostage by the dictatorship. Mauro mujica, chairman and ceo of us english, a group that supports making english the official language of the us, said he doubts whether hispanics are picking up the language as quickly as.
Parents around the world know that english is the global language and that their children need to learn it to succeed english is the language of business, higher education, diplomacy, aviation, the internet, science, popular music, entertainment, and international travel. This may be changing on august 1 of last year the us house of representatives approved a bill that would make english the official language of the united states. The united states ambassador to the united nations is charged with representing the united states during meetings of the general assembly 2 in informal writing, when the abbreviation is functioning as an adjective (as in, us senator), there seems to be a slight preference among native speakers and editors for the abbreviation with.