Access Update: Bilingual Nationhood, Canadian Style
Multiculturalism may include the issue of bilingual nationhood.
Often when we talk about multiculturalism we think in terms of the situation in the United Kingdom, for example, where immigrants come to the country and try to learn English and adapt to British culture. But multiculturalism may also include the issue of bilingual nationhood. In Canada, there are two official languages: English and French Canadian. Americans are also realising that for them multiculturalism may also mean accepting a bilingual society: English and Spanish.
The article below, which appeared in the New York Times in December 2014, discusses this issue. Read the article and answer the questions below.
Article: The New York Times
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