Writing Essay # 3 (The Influence of Language on Culture)
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How much influence does the language have on culture? How might one’s attitude be changed – either positively or negatively regarding language? Is it necessary to have one national language? How so? How does conformity to language affect one’s place in culture today? What is the impact of language on culture today? How might one’s attitude be changed – either positively or negatively regarding language? 1. How important is it to speak English here in America? 2. How much of an impact does language have on culture today? 3. Where do people different ‘languages’ -- Home? Work? With Friends?Why/why not? What does this really suggest? 4. Does the media impact how people speak in any way? How so? 5. What was the biggest influence in a person’s when considering the idea of language? Was it school? At home? 6. What is American society’s overall ‘viewpoint or presumption’ is about language when considering that so many people speak a foreign language? 7. Should English be the national language of America? Why? Research: Find two articles that deal with some aspect of language and culture in the United States. One article must come from cnn.com One article must come from either a .gov or a .edu website Essay Topic Choices: You may choose any of the questions posed above as the starting point for this essay. Be sure to consider how your journals can play an active role with the essay itself.