community language

community language

pl n
(Languages) a language spoken by members of a minority group or community within a majority language context
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Rashad Bokhari, chief operating officer with the HCPA, said: "We asked for this training to be delivered in community language and as a result, the participants were able to have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.
The McGowan Government is committed to supporting language learning and maintenance through the mainstream schools and community language sector.
Tribune News Network Doha CONTINUING its initiative to engage the community with different languages and cultures, the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII), part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), will be offering a range of popular community language classes at its facilities in Education City.
A joint statement, signed by Ieuan Wyn, Menna Machreth, Simon Brooks and Geraint Jones, said: "We believe that Horizon have not displayed an understanding of the factors that affect the Welsh language and it's obvious they don't realise how fragile the situation is on Anglesey in regards to Welsh as a community language.
Junior Minister Joe McHugh said: "This decision shows the Government's commitment to consolidating employment in areas such as An Clochan Liath in order to sustain viable, rural communities and, in particular, to support the Irish language as the community language in a strong Gaeltacht area.
Our aim must be to encourage the language organically, particularly at a grass-roots level, and for it to take root as a thriving, living, community language.
Part 2 includes four chapters that consider immigrant community language use in Australia (for communities of migrants who don't speak English as a first language), drawing on the extensive data collected and the research reported by Clyne.
Through case studies of specific languages and situations, they describe the identification of reading difficulties in second language learning students; developing tests for identifying language impairments in bilingual infants and toddlers' first languages; developing assessments for two languages; developing tests to measure a bilingual child's proficiency in both languages; the factors involved in the vocabulary assessment of bilingual adults; assessment issues in relation to a community language (Cypriot Greek) for which adequate documentation on stages of development is lacking; sociolinguistic influences on the linguistic achievement of bilinguals; and new means of assessment, including peer feedback.
The community language is the one that can draw linguistic communities close to one another; the community language thus became a window to the Union, a tool helping the European citizen to get involved in decision making processes which are directly addressed to him.
We must continue to take action today in order to ensure that Welsh has a future as a living community language, not merely a symbolic minority language.
Our top priority for the future is to protect and grow Welsh as a community language and take steps - economic, legislative and policy - to reverse the decline the number of Welsh speaking communities and protect our unique national language, the oldest living language in Europe.
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