Friday 18 November 2011

Hot Topic: The Cultural Politics of Americanization

The English Only Movement in the USA has caused lots of discussion. Some people are unhappy with the fact that Spanish is rapidly becoming a second language. From nutrition facts to call centres to adverts, Spanish can be seen all over the US.

English is still a desired language and you can see this if you travel abroad. People from different countries often use English to communicate. It has replaced French as the international language. Though people are always happy if you can speak a bit of the local language.

Some people believe this is the case because the US is a superpower. However, some people view English as the only important language and don't want the USA to have any other language. 

What do you think?
How do you feel about the US having more than one official language? Why do you think English has become the international language?

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