Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 13:03:42 -0500 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: FOR English Only > >>In spite of our technological advances, such > >> as this e-mail, communication is breaking down due to language > >> diversification. With the rate of growth of non-English communities, > >> it is increasingly difficult to maintain viable communication. > > >I assume you're talking about the number of different languages spoken > >in the US. Right? Has anybody established a maximum number of different > >languages appropriate for maintaining viable communication? Obviously it > >has to be four or more since Switzerland seems to do ok. > > Could you both start by explaining what you mean by "viable > communication?" at what level of interaction? > Sali. My response assumed that "viable communication" in the original posting meant communication sufficient to maintain some sort of national identity. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]