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It is the responsibility of each individual to preserve his own language, and so he should not promote any foreign languages in his society. Do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It is argued that in order to preserve one’s own native language, a person should be committed not to encourage the intrusion of a foreign language into his social circle. Owing to some specific reasons, I feel the view has not perfection.
To begin with, diversity of languages and their use prevent people from communicating each other in a global perspective. To be precise, almost every language in this world is derived from specific cultures and traditions. The link between a language and the life-style of a person who uses it is generally strong. So this unique bonding hardly allows an individual to substitute his native language with a foreign language. Therefore, he needs to accept the co-existence of an international language with his mother tongue, which makes him more competent in the current world.
I strongly agree that it is the responsibility of the native speaker to defend his mother tongue from the verge of extinction. However, I believe this should not be at the cost of abstaining from using a foreign language. This can be possible when he interacts with his own social beings in his native language and uses a foreign language to communicate with his foreign friends. Similarly, in a multi-cultural group, he can use a globally accepted language.
Critics argue that promoting foreign languages can dilute the local culture and tradition, and thereby can dissuade people from using their own language. I should admit this happens in the rarest cases.
To conclude, I think that, each individual should take the responsibility to save his own language from being extinct. At the same time, he should also accept the significance of other languages because the world is shrinking under one umbrella.
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