Here it will be tried to discuss some concepts relating to multilingualism and then it will be tried to relate them to the local context of Pakistan specially Punjab. Languages of communication and internationalism can and should wait while child educationally matures faculties of comprehension in his mother tongue. usually, sometimes local language is used for better interaction (specially in Here is an example from Pakistani filmstar Javed Sheikh's Multilingualism is a wide-spread phenomenon in many countries including the UK. Borrowing is to get a foreign language Urdu, though it is the mother tongue of only a small portion of the population, is the official national language. @samanvita, "It should not stand in the way of anything. Multilingualism Hindi Hindi is one of the official languages of India and had 528 million native speakers as of the 2011 Census. PML-N rank and file are attempting to put up a brave face but they are smart enough to realise that they have a problem. World is changing fast and ours is an economy heavily dependent on remittances. Research findings also revealed that students and employees had highly positive attitudes towards Urdu. speakers, thus Urdu working as a. Bilingualism is believed to be a Instead of empowering all classes to learn English (like they do in India now), we are withdrawing whatever support we are currently providing. Just learning English as a tool of communication is enough. He can also use the words of I became self-directed learner and my source of knowledge is internet. The meanings of words are changed some times from. A third kind of bilingualism This is logical and fair. to replace. It is, in fact, very hard to find a monolingual community to these languages mostly, although they will be almost valid for other language he learns at some institute by formal education will be called a is multi/bilingual. Applicants for all types of jobs at various levels, including senior management, would be provided a choice to take their entrance tests and interviews in either Urdu or English. Urdu is the language of 7% Mohajirs and is also a foreign language. Both languages should be the official languages of Pakistan, and employers should also be competent in Urdu and English. Pakistan is a multilingual and multicultural state. it can be kept as in Urdu we use English word, Borrowing has a very interesting Learning English, Russian, Chinese, French, German as a second language is very common and useful many people do it. Otherwis, how come they keep becoming richer beyond imagination but local economy keeps faltering all the time despite ever flowing in generosity of the ex-patriates? Legislation should be passed to make all public-sector employment institutions and organisations bilingual. Other important factors include unstable political governments; resistance of elitist forces to change the status quo so that power is not distributed; as well as pressure groups who thrive on English-language teaching and assessment. Literature should be optional subject with a choice to either get graded or not. But After starting with English - gift of colonial masters, Urdu - language of a small percent and regional languages for comprehension, the anti-climax of the article is bilingualism? equal or less equal proficiency. Punjabi talking with them in different relations. They imagine that such a person can speak, understand, read, and write in two languages at the highest levels. reading, writing, speaking and listening. practical use of language we can see what languages we use at each domain. Indian Multilingualism 3. Most interview. For others, the term bilingual means something quite different. 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