Saturday, May 26, 2007

Letters to the Editor

Dear editor:

I would like to express my opinion about the opinion towards national languages development act.

Thanks.


By Ann Lin from Kaohsiung  0933586465 高市三民區建興路123巷12弄4號

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The Opinion of Approval of National Languages Development Draft Law

 

Recently the "national language development draft law is granted by the premier Su and it occurs many doubts. The content of the draft makes people confuse about the purpose of act and the linguists also think that it's a desk study without real actions. Some legislatives even suspect that the act is to get rid of guo yu for solidating the political power of DDP. However, one member of the committee stated that the purpose of restoring and respecting all the natural languages in Taiwan is the continuation of the language equality act because Taiwan has been elected as one of places of vanishing of native languages.

In order to prevent the argument of "official languages", all natural languages are being recognized as national languages. Actually the gradual loss of native languages appeared long time ago, especially under the circumstance of globalization and political influences, the growth and the decline of all native languages in Taiwan can be seen in the daily usage of language by people. And guo yu and English become major used languages in Taiwan.

 However, the government once tried to launch policies for restoring native languages, such as nativist program in the elementary schools. The effort doesn't seem work out on the students as far as the utility of native languages couldn't compete with English and guo yu. The approval of the national language development draft law only makes chaos in educational system while the MOE hasn't work out a plan to match it and this also lead the gradual loss of interest in learning of native languages of students. Therefore, the government should establish a united system for people to adjust and preserve the native languages instead of fighting for political power.


2 comments:

Chun Chin said...

I find out some wrong words and i sent it again to the editor, but i don't know how to correct the article here.
by ann

Chun Chin said...

This is the revised one.

The Opinion of Approval of National Languages Development Draft Law by Ann Lin from Kaohsiung



Recently the "national language development draft law is granted by the premier Su and it occurs many doubts. The content of the draft makes people confuse about the purpose of act and the linguists also think that it's a desk study without real actions. Some legislatives even suspect that the act is to get rid of guo yu for consolidating the political power of DPP. However, one member of the committee stated that the purpose of restoring and respecting all the natural languages in Taiwan is the continuation of the language equality act because Taiwan has been elected as one of places of vanishing of native languages.



In order to prevent the argument of "official languages", all natural languages are being recognized as national languages. Actually the gradual loss of native languages appeared long time ago, especially under the circumstance of globalization and political influences, the growth and the decline of all native languages in Taiwan can be seen in the daily usage of language by people. And guo yu and English become major used languages in Taiwan.



However, the government once tried to launch policies for restoring native languages, such as nativist program in the elementary schools. The effort doesn't seem work out on the students as far as the utility of native languages couldn't compete with English and guo yu. The approval of the national language development draft law only makes chaos in educational system while the MOE hasn't work out a plan to match it and this also lead the gradual loss of interest in learning of native languages of students. Therefore, the government should establish a united system for people to adjust and preserve the native languages instead of fighting for political power.