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    Global Media, Culture, and Language

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    In twenty five pages this paper discusses the growth of an international media in terms of cultural unification and the forging of a universally understood language. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    prevalent. Some dying out of languages is normal and is a part of the natural process of evolution but others are becoming extinct because of industrialization and population explosions. Some  people may ask what the big deal is if small languages, i.e., languages used by very few people, die out. The fact is that any language is comprised of history  and culture. Additionally, language is directly linked with thought patterns, which in turn leads to the way in which people perceive the world around them. Language diversity, then, is worth  saving and it is worth supporting. The globalization of the world presents its own problems in terms of language diversity. Specifically, how can the different media promote language diversity and  still present their content. This is a question that may never be completely and satisfactorily answered. What this essay does provide, however, is a look at global immigration, a discussion  of endangered languages, a discussion of language as a unifying element in culture as well as a barrier to communication, and the possibility of a universal language and what that  might be. Global Immigration and Need for Multilingual Professionals According to the Population Reference Bureau, there are more than 160 million people in the world who live outside  their countries of birth or citizenship (Kent, 2002; U.S. Newswire, 2002). In 1990, the estimated number of people who had migrated away from their home countries was 120 million, which  means there is a growing rate of immigration and emigration (Kent, 2002; U.S. Newswire, 2002). There are a very small number of nations who officially welcome international migrants as permanent  residents in their countries, in fact, the only major nations are Canada, Australia, the United States, New Zealand and Israel (Kent, 2002; U.S. Newswire, 2002). Together, these five nations 

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