Dr. Mohamed Al-Mansouri / د. محمد توفيق المنصوري
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08 November 2007

كاتب كندي من اصل عربي من اليمن حاصل على درجة الدكتوراه في مجال الاقتصاد والعلوم الزراعية له ابحاث عديدة متخصصة في مجاله نشرت في مجلات عربية وعالمية باللغة العربية والانجليزية والبولندية

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OUTLOOK ON CONFRONTATION OF THE LANGUAGES IN MULTILINGUAL   ENVIRONMENTS 
 Confrontation of languages is an old and continuous phenomenon, and it is a part of civilizations' clash. It appears implicitly and explicitly in minds along with our practical life. It shows in the paradox of the responsible people during the decision-making, the dilemma, which influence on the image of our country and its beautification and transparency, and shows the new tendency toward new forms of discrimination.
 In this essay I will explain my analytical point of view, which is basically depends upon contemplation and experience in the field of learning, teaching and practicing the languages. Its objective is   to demonstrate and express the multilingual-environment of teaching and learning tongues and their dialects at government and non-government institutions and establishments, and to depict and scripture the image of the languages' harmony in daily activities. In addition, to understand and apprehend the influence and the effect of the social powers, intermediaries, ties and their correlations.
 I found that there are many psychological, ideological, political, economical and social aspects of this conflict, and it is rooted to the ancient historical periods. Educational policy and the rights and freedoms could be abused or misused or misunderstand, consequently; it produces a field of contrasts which result in many problems and obstacles.  
I bring into being also that there are organized and random conflicts among the languages of the majority which is represented by the official languages of English and French, and also among the majority and minorities groups of the community’s languages characterized by the corruption and bureaucracy. In addition, most of the communities are negatively active in maintenance, integration and promotion of their languages and cultures, which means in one hand that they have tendency toward discrimination, chauvinism and nationalism, and on the other hand, they often become vulnerable to mental illness such as seclusion, isolation and reclusiveness and etc., and mostly they become merely assimilated by the system too.
        Finally, I would like to say and recommend that it is essential to provide monolingualism to the government organ of administration in order to eliminate the bureaucracy and the corruption. An administrational separation the two official languages is needed to enhance the image of the country and to save money and time. It is also necessary to direct some communities to the maintenance of their languages and promote their cultures positively. There is a need for further studies upon the clash of the languages in order to make it less work and cost consuming without negative impact of the basic or ethnic languages. Truly, it is the time to declare and put into practice that the languages are blessings and not curses.






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