Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

In parts of Canada knowing both English and French is beneficial, like both English and Spanish in the US, so why do some continue to resist?

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Resist what, exactly?

    Especially if you believe in the fairytale that all languages are capable of expressing the exact same things, what's the point in having your entire population speak the same two languages? Do you want native speakers of Spanish or French to be "more equal than others"?

    Everybody should be at least bilingual, but at the moment and for years to come, there's a shortage of people who speak "critical languages" such as Arabic, Mandarin, Russian, Indonesian..  not of hispanics

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Only in *one* part of Canada, Quebec. The US is an Anglo country.  It's the guest who must adapt to the host, not the other way around.  French is also spoken in Louisiana, but you don't see French people showing up demanding that we do this, that and the other for them do you? No, of course not.

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  • 1 month ago

    Some people in the new world are militant language bigots who believe that their native language is somehow God-given and superior to  others.  These people resist accepting other languages and are critical of people who don't speak the language they believe is the "real" language, their own.  It's a moral or politcial issue to the language bigots.  I attribute this attitude, in the US at least, to lack of  worldliness. 

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