Do you know what a multilingual community is? Do you live in a multilingual society? If your answer is yes, then this article is for you. In this article, we shall go over the heart language of a community earing multiple languages. We shall also look at its importance in a community and why it is pretty vital. Hence if you find this topic interesting, follow along and let us unravel this significant topic.
In the 21st century, urbanization and globalization has brought about inter-community interactions. Now we find cities having people from different communities coming together to build one community. The people inclusive of this community come from other communities which bear their unique language. When you bring this person together, you create a multilingual community.
To breed effective communication, governments introduced national languages. Parents who live in multilingual communities even tend to use this national language to communicate with their children.
However, people still use their language of the heart or the mother tongue to communicate. Children copy these words and try to implement them. I mean, children are hardwired to learn. Hence, you might find a child in these areas who is fluent in more than one language.
Heart language in depth
The heart language can simply be described as that language we were taught when we were young. It is the language that children use to express what is in their hearts hence the name hear language. Using this language, children can master different concepts. It is, therefore, pretty effective or most effective for mastering new skills, concepts, and even communication.
But how does this the heart language capture the reality for individuals in a world that is evolving in terms of:
Most communities are becoming multilingual nowadays.
The multilingual community
People who live in a multilingual community have to learn more than one language. The heart language and also the national language, they can have other additional languages too.
For official business, most people will use formal language. But while communicating in the multilingual community, they will use the national language. They have to be precise and choose the correct language at the right time. If they use the inappropriate language, the effect can be pretty drastic.
Many people in this world live in a language-based community. Language communities are those communities with individuals who share language identity. That is, people who communicate in a similar language. Communities with people who share language and identity in this language occupy a vast area in a multilingual community. However, there is another set of people know as the speech community. They share a repertoire as per their language and exist as a network.
The government should start mother tongue based multilingual education for people living in multilingual communities. Doing so will help boost the heart language, which is also the most effective language for learning new stuff.
Living in a multilingual community is not as easy as some people assume. However, diversity helps you experience a different culture. You can also interact and learn new languages that you can use for communication. The critical thing to note is that the heart language is pretty essential. We hope this article has helped you understand just how crucial it is.