The United States and a Universal Language

Throughout history, humans have communicated in so many ways and forms of dialects that makes us human. These distinguishes who we are as an individual; our identity, and our culture. In the modern era,there are discussions about implementing a universal language within the United States of America and for the globalization of humanity; to unite as one. The debate for a universal language rages on and there are two opposing factions that disagree with one another to see how it could work. First we have the people who are all for a universal language and on the other side of the spectrum, we have the people who are against imposing a universal language. For me,imposing a universal language wouldn’t work due to key differences in culture, identity, and diversity issues at hand.

Firstly, to understand why the United States of America should not have a universal language in place, we first have to look at what a language is, and what does it entail and offer to the world as a whole. So what is language rather than just a form of communication. Language is such a broad topic, that too many, it can vary on how they perceive language. For example, for some, it is a form of expressing oneself, and being able to communicate thoughts, values, and ideas with others. For others, it can be human communication whether it be spoken, written, or even non-verbal communication, such as body and sign language. The truth of the matter is that language is far more than a means of communication, but that it encompasses and enriches the world and is the bridge to history, culture, and identity. It is that through language, we are able to carry the cultural heritage and social history of a group of people. Language allows us to communicate ideas, words, beliefs, and emotion. It is a means to passing on the thoughts, values, rituals, prayers, and so much more. It is who we are as an individual. Culturally, if there is a universal language implemented, we c…