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  • Three Official Languages And Four National Languages
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    The majority of Switzerlands people live in cities and towns. Bern is the countrys capital. Zurich is Switzerlands largest city. Other large Swiss cities include Basel, Geneva, and Lausanne. Language. The Swiss Constitution provides for three official languages and four national languages. The official languages are German, French, and Italian. As a result, Switzerland has three official names Schweiz (in German), Suisse (in French), and Svizzera (in Italian). All national laws are published in ...
  • Official Languages Of Canada
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    Bilingualism What is Bilingualism Bilingualism is the ability to fluently speak or write two languages. Canada is a bilingual country that has English and French, as it's two official languages. Canada has an Official Languages Act, which was passed in 1969 by Minister of Justice Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The Official Languages Act declares French and English to both be the official languages of Canada and it guarantees all Canadians the right to communicate with national government in either Fren...
  • Zenith Of Lully's Definitive French Style
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    Jean Baptiste Lully was a prolific composer who is best known for establishing French Opera. (Boynick) Born in Florence on the 28th of November 1632, (Boynick) Giovanni Battista Lully was a miller's son. (Sadie 2000 pg 166) Lully first arrived in France in March of 1646 (Jean Baptiste Lully) to work as an attendant for a female courtier. (Sadie 2000 pg. 166) "During his six years in her household, Lully, already an expert at the guitar and violin, polished his skills as a performer and composer"...
  • Use Of The French Language
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    McCall defines sociology of language by explaining 'Language plays a central role in social relations. Not only are the interactions between people explained and understood in terms of language, but those interactions themselves, more often than not, take on linguistic form. If a society is seen as the coming together of different categories of people to appropriate, organize, produce, distribute, subsist, and in some cases, exclude and oppress other groups, language is central to all these acti...
  • Chicken And Egg Question
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    Which came first, Chicken? Or Egg? The answer is that this is the wrong question. The trouble here is the word 'First's. A human life contains many firsts, so the word comes easily to our lips. For example, a creationist could ask how the metamorphosis of a butterfly occurred for the 'First time'. French is called a Romance language because it is descended from Roman, or to be more specific, Classical Latin. Across the last 2,000 years, the language changed piece by piece, a word or emphasis at ...
  • Switzerland And Germany
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    Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed about traveling overseas. Strange lands, exciting places, and new cultures have always fascinated me. I've always wondered what it would be like to speak another language, to grow up learning different customs, or to live in a completely different way than I do now. This past summer my dream finally came true. I got to travel to England, France, Switzerland, and Germany with Mme. Kelly and five other girls, and suddenly the world was at my fingertips. Eng...
  • Form Of Government As John Adams
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    The author, John Adams, was an American politician, writer and lawyer. He was sent to Europe (Holland), in 1775 approximately, on a diplomatic mission to reassure the relationship between America and Europe, and it was then he wrote the letter concerning this essay. He was known as a patriot and he fought passionately to make English become an important and popular language in all parts of the world. He became the United States' vice-president in 1795 and later he became president. Being a patri...

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