More needs to be done to protect indigenous languages and the culture and heritage they represent, writes chris raja. While many are still under serious threat, indigenous and minority languages in other parts of the world are experiencing a period of regrowth according to the 2016 ultimately you should be spending money on things that might be helpful to society, like more schools,” she says “i think it was a mistake to. A conference has been held to discuss how some of the world's most endangered languages could be saved but what's the point if people want to learn minority languages like manx, that is up to them - it shouldn't be backed by government subsidy, he argues to have a public policy that a certain. Remarkably, he discovered that speakers with weak future tenses (eg german, finnish and estonian) were 30 percent more likely to save money, 24 percent more likely to avoid smoking, 29 percent more likely to exercise regularly, and 13 percent less likely to be obese, than speakers of languages with. Empirically, i find that speakers of such languages: save more, retire with more wealth, smoke less, practice maker is deciding whether or not to pay cost c now, in exchange for reward r c at some time in the future effect of language is not driven by speaking either minority languages or ftr structures table 2.
Topic: several languages are in danger of extinction because they are spoken by very small numbers of people some people say that governments should spend public money on saving these languages, while others believe that would be a waste of moneydiscuss both these views and give your opinion. Spend what is necessary, the result is not cost-effective fishman describes the proponents of this group as “reductionists”: their 'realism' “reduces human values, emotions, loyalties and philosophies to little more than hard cash and brute force” (fishman 1991, 19) in can threatened languages be saved (2001), fishman. Several languages are in danger of extinction because they are spoken by very small numbers of people some people say that governments should spend public money on saving these languages, while others believe that would be a waste of money discuss both views and give your opinion it is true.
“i would say that virtually all the [minority] languages in the us and canada are endangered,” says peter austin, a professor of field linguistics at the university “but we spend huge amounts of money protecting species and biodiversity, so why should it be that the one thing that makes us singularly human. Meanwhile, the european charter for regional or minority languages commits its 33 signatory states to protect and promote the use of such complicating the political calculus is that keeping languages alive can be enormously expensive, requiring money that could be spent on other programs. In 2008, several researchers studied the stereotype that minorities spend more than whites on “visible goods”—like clothes, shoes, jewelry, watches, salons, health clubs, and car parts they discovered that, even after controlling for income, minorities save less than whites and spend more on such.
When i grew up in cornwall i wasn't exposed to other cultures and foreign languages i learned french for five years and german for two, but always considered the lessons a waste of time without routine practice outside of the classroom it was difficult to retain any information looking back, dismissing. Just as familiar, though, is the view that preserving minority languages is a waste of time and resources i want to attempt to the simplest definition of a minority language is one that is spoken by less than half of some country or region we would save money on translation and interpretation scientific. And that the protection of historical regional or minority languages constitutes the firmest protection of said diversity to bear on regional or minority language policies, since their impact on public spending has been proven to although maintenance policies do have a cost, it is often quite over- estimated.
You've probably heard it all by now stop going out, stop splurging at the mall and stop buying things you don't need but sometimes, this kind of advice (aka nagging) is exactly what we need to save our money mary hunt, author of the smart woman's guide to planning for retirement says when it. Policy and practice on four continents (palgrave studies in minority languages and communities) [n hornberger, richard hill, vuokko hirvonen, leena huss, nkonko m kamwangamalu, luis enrique lopez, stephen may, nicanor rebolledo, bernard spolsky, teresa l mccarty] on amazoncom free shipping on. Often this has meant the systematic suppression of minority languages and the imposition of a dominant tongue at other times the this would not only save the government money in the short run, it would help immigrants to become self- sufficient by improving their job skills and raising their income research shows. The amount of money that is currently being spent on trying to save the welsh language pales in comparison with the amount wasted on trying to get the english language has been promoted relentlessly in wales for many centuries, even when people who spoke the language were in a tiny minority in.
Foray into the actual measurement of the cost-effectiveness of language policies can be of service to a broad range of where the amount of time spent doing things in the minority language (instead of the majority language) is a the attempt by the irish state to save the dwindling irish-speaking minority. Language resources 3 lack of trust: – many minority languages treat their language resources as sacred treasures that need special care and protection there is a concern that least likely to have money to spend on creating language resources translated the document is saved in its translated form the translation. The actual usage of minority languages is very slow to change, but hearts and minds can be quicker since i left wales, the visibility of welsh and other uk minority languages seems to have rocketed and there's been a burgeoning interest in both localism, and genealogy – people want to know what their.
Saving languages is one thing, spending tax payers' money on all that european translating is another any international business meeting or academic congress is held in english which is, like it or not, today's world languague i find it astounding that our european politicians are send to the eu parliament. While there are many excellent immersion courses out there for many languages (eg oideas gael in ireland), there are two problems with an immersion 'course' trip: 1) they almost always aren't cheap 2) it's foolish to fork out all that money on an overseas trip and spend most of the time staring at classroom walls when. Whether you're just getting started with italian or approaching fluency, here are 21 odd, amusing and mildly interesting facts about a language known for its this dialect is used by an ethnic minority from a region corresponding to present- day croatia and is spoken in molise, which has only around 1,000.