Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Understanding Languages

I recently noticed the following quote:

“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” -Ronald Searle

If that’s the case, why are some countries, notably the United States, reluctant to spend time and money on language education for children? This also harkens back to the point made by David Rumsey in the last post about how the U.S. market views translation in a different way than many other countries do.

The United States’ view of language education will be the topic of the next post, which will be written by Brave New Words’ first guest blogger.

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