“The number of school-age children (children ages 5-17) who spoke a language other than English at home rose from 4.7 to 11.2 million between 1980 and 2009.” All in all, bilingualism greatly affects Asian Americans and Asian immigrants living in America for the past twenty years. Researchers target bilingualism and language production to see and study trends on linguistics, immigration, and social factors. Everyone needs to be open and start promoting bilingualism because the US has a high rate of immigration. Being bilingual can promote business to expand and grow on other countries. Before, immigrants to the US are highly encouraged to change their culture, traditions, and language into American culture. Now, with the more recognized vast cultural differences in the US, immigrants are most likely to teach their native language to their children and endorse bilingualism as a culture pride. Today, bilingualism strongly affects Asian Americans and Asian immigrants in the American society because bilingualism increases academic success and helps blend Asian culture with the American culture. Also, parents are able to help their children with problems and pass down ethnic traditions and the quality of relationships changes with language use. With bilingualism, the dominant and non-dominant culture will be able to communicate better and connect at a different level. Hopefully, in the future the number of bilinguals in the US increases.


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