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Old 11-22-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Also, many jobs are requiring degrees now, and computer skills. Which places uneducated people and people who are not computer savvy at a disadvantage.

Not everyone who has learned Spanish is Hispanic. Almost every college offers Spanish courses, in addition to other European languages.
There are many non-Hispanic people who have learned Spanish because they wanted to, or they realize its an important skill and puts them at an advantage to others who aren't bilingual.

The job market is survival of the fittest. Having more skills making you more desirable to employers isn't anything new.

You are supposed to have skills that benefit to the business you are working for...it's not supposed to be the business accommodating you.
Considering that more and more of the illegal Hispanic people are self deporting due to our sour economy................the need for Spanish is diminishing as well. Most American 'Latinos' understand English and many speak it well
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Considering that more and more of the illegal Hispanic people are self deporting due to our sour economy................the need for Spanish is diminishing as well. Most American 'Latinos' understand English and many speak it well
Only illegal Hispanics speak Spanish? There isn't any legal immigrants or even citizens who prefer Spanish for certain things? We don't share a border with Mexico and do a lot of business with Mexico?

Spanish will always be very present in this country, and an important language for our region(the Americas).
That's why many people in Europe are polyglots. They do business with their neighbors, and understand the importance of communication with each other.

I don't see any sign of the need for Spanish diminishing.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Only illegal Hispanics speak Spanish? There isn't any legal immigrants or even citizens who prefer Spanish for certain things? We don't share a border with Mexico and do a lot of business with Mexico?

Spanish will always be very present in this country, and an important language for our region(the Americas).
That's why many people in Europe are polyglots. They do business with their neighbors, and understand the importance of communication with each other.

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I don't see any sign of the need for Spanish diminishing
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Your not looking hard enough.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Your not looking hard enough.
Wanna point me in the direction?
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Wanna point me in the direction?
You'll find it all through this forum.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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You'll find it all through this forum.
I'm finding something all right.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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The Digest examines the Spanish-speaking group in the United States, its growth through net immigration and natural increase, and its eventual decline as speakers shift to English.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Only illegal Hispanics speak Spanish? There isn't any legal immigrants or even citizens who prefer Spanish for certain things? We don't share a border with Mexico and do a lot of business with Mexico?

Spanish will always be very present in this country, and an important language for our region(the Americas).
That's why many people in Europe are polyglots. They do business with their neighbors, and understand the importance of communication with each other.

I don't see any sign of the need for Spanish diminishing.
Irrelevant:

The attitude in favor 'multiculturalism is dying a (well deserved) natural death.

Too; outside of most of Latin America and Spain; Spanish is a minor language whereas English is the lingua franca of the world.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Irrelevant:

The attitude in favor 'multiculturalism is dying a (well deserved) natural death.

Too; outside of most of Latin America and Spain; Spanish is a minor language whereas English is the lingua franca of the world.
I don't see multiculturalism dying(maybe in Arizona?), but like always, people assimilate.

Spanish is up there with the top languages of the world, a long with English, Cantonese. Latin America and Spain is a pretty big hunk of land, not to mention the large Spanish speaking population in the United States. You're dismissive attitude towards it may be due to a biased attitude stemming from this immigration issue. I can't call it, though.

The whole Anglo/American superiority complex is pretty outdated in this day and age.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I don't see multiculturalism dying(maybe in Arizona?), but like always, people assimilate.

Spanish is up there with the top languages of the world, a long with English, Cantonese. Latin America and Spain is a pretty big hunk of land, not to mention the large Spanish speaking population in the United States. You're dismissive attitude towards it may be due to a biased attitude stemming from this immigration issue. I can't call it, though.

The whole Anglo/American superiority complex is pretty outdated in this day and age.
FYI: I am the son of a legal immigrant from Hungary, my father learned English----------and, learned it well.

And; yes, I am extremely prejudiced against illegal immigrants---------no matter their actual race/ethnicity.
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