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Official languages and the economy

Official languages and the economy

papers presented at a colloquium hosted by the Official Languages Support Program Branch, Department of Canadian Heritage, held on May 5, 1995.

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Published by Canadian Heritage in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language policy -- Economic aspects -- Canada -- Congresses.,
  • Bilingualism -- Economic aspects -- Canada -- Congresses.,
  • Linguistic minorities -- Economic aspects -- Canada -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesNew Canadian perspectives
    ContributionsCanada. Canadian Heritage. Official Languages Support Programs.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination271 p.
    Number of Pages271
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19944440M
    ISBN 100662249259

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      Chinese Language. Mandarin. Chinese Characters: As one of the six official languages used by UN (United Nations), Chinese now has earned itself greater status in the World. The official language of China is the Mandarin, which is the very name of 'Hanyu' or 'Putonghua', belonging to Sino-Tibetan. Official Languages: Afrikaans, English, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Venda, Swati, Sotho, Northern Sotho, Tsonga and Tswana. Many South Africans are bilingual and can speak at least two of the country's 11 official languages. Zulu and Xhosa are the most common mother tongues, although English is understood by most : Anouk Zijlma.

    Before the first Action Plan for Official Languages in , official languages spending in any given five-year span was already in the $ billion range. The Action Plan introduced a significant $million investment, raising total federal investments in official languages to a five-year level of $ billion.   According to Nepal's constitution, all of the national languages can be used as official languages. There are over recognized languages in Nepal. The most commonly used are Nepali (also called Gurkhali or Khaskura), spoken by nearly 60 percent of the population, and Nepal Bhasa (Newari).Author: Kallie Szczepanski.


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