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The United States has no official language. While English certainly serves as the de facto language, Spanish continues to grow as a primary and secondary tongue among the nation’s inhabitants. MultiLingual's just-released edition on Spanish details the importance of the language around the rest of the world, too. "This is the most comprehensive book I’ve ever read about the use of Spanish in the U.S. Incredible research. Read it to understand our country. Spanish is, indeed, an American language."—Jorge RamosAn American Language is a tour de force that revolutionizes our understanding of U.S. history. It reveals the origins of Spanish as a language binding residents . I lived in the Netherlands for 2 years; I could speak conversational Dutch in about 6 months. Then I went to Thailand and took classes in Thai, which was a way harder language, primarily due to the different alphabet, culture and way of thinking. To read a less technical book about the history of the Spanish language, I recommend "El Espanol y su evolucion." Brandon Simpson. Read more. 8 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Sylvia Shanahan. out of 5 stars A History of the Spanish Language - Ralph Penny. Reviewed in the United States on Febru Cited by:
The different varieties of the Spanish language spoken in the Americas are distinct from Peninsular Spanish and Spanish spoken elsewhere, such as in Africa and Asia. Linguistically, this grouping is somewhat arbitrary, akin to having a term for "overseas English" encompassing variants spoken in the United States, Canada, Australia, India, New Zealand, and Ireland, but . Also, Spanish is not that difficult of a language to learn—in a year, you will be able to communicate almost fluently if you study each day. Based on all this, it is clear that studying Spanish language for a U.S. student is a perfect choice. References. Lubin, Gus and Macias, Amanda. “6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Spanish.”3/5. Spanish: The Optimum Second Language for North Americans. While some Americans resist the idea of speaking a foreign language in the United States, believing that only English should be spoken, their attitude ignores the reality of life in the United States and the world. The languages of North America reflect not only that continent's indigenous peoples, but the European colonization as well. The most widely spoken languages in North America (which includes Central America and the Caribbean islands) are English, Spanish, and to a lesser extent French, and, especially in the Caribbean, creole languages lexified by them.
I am married to a Latin American and we live in Spain. I mix with Latin Americans, I live in Madrid. The general consensus from those people who aren’t in love with everything Spanish is that Spanish people swear too much and use the most extreme. Throughout his book Weber deals with many other interesting issues, including the difference between English, French, and Spanish treatment of Indians, the social and economic integration of Indian women into Hispanic society, and the reasons why Spanish communities in North America failed to developat the rate that the English settlements did.4/5(1). Throughout his book, Weber deals with many other interesting issues, including the difference between English, French, and Spanish treatment of Indians, the social and economic integration of Indian women into Hispanic society, and the reasons why Spanish communities in North America failed to develop at the rate that the English settlements did. We also understand more clearly the importance of bilingual education to students' understanding of self and community. Nelson Mandela once said, "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." That's a powerful statement.