More than 60 million Americans use at least one language other than English, according to a new report by the University of Michigan’s Institute of Linguistics.
In addition to English, the study found that Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Tagalog make up a large majority of the language use in the United States.
The study, titled The Languages We Use: How We Use Our Languages, found that English-speaking countries tend to have large numbers of speakers of English as their main language, with Chinese and Tagalysts the next two largest groups.
Chinese and Tagalian languages account for about 30 percent of the world’s population, but the U to Japanese ratio is close to 40 to 1.
A total of 2.2 billion people speak at least some English as a primary language.
More than 90 percent of Americans speak at some level of fluency in at least a foreign language, according the report.
The United States is the only industrialized nation with more than one language that does not have a dominant dominant language.
It is not clear whether these languages will remain a minority language, as they have in many developed nations, or whether they will decline to be an increasingly dominant language as the world becomes more interconnected, said James F. Gendreau, a professor at Loyola University Chicago.
“I think the future of English and French is very bright.
There are still more languages spoken today in the world than there are speakers of French and English,” Gendrer said.
The research indicates that many of the languages spoken in the modern world have a high degree of linguistic diversity, with English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch and Hindi among the most widely spoken languages.
It also indicates that the languages are increasingly spoken by populations with limited access to the internet and social media, said Mark Posen, a linguist at the University at Buffalo.
Gendreau noted that the language diversity in America was already a high priority in the 1950s and 1960s, when the country was grappling with the Great Depression.
Grendreau noted, however, that in the 1990s, it was difficult for many people to learn English as the language of everyday life.
He said the rise of languages that are spoken primarily in the countryside and rural communities could also contribute to the growing numbers of Americans with limited English-language ability.
“If you have an educated and affluent group that speaks English as part of their daily routine, they will not necessarily be able to speak in a way that would allow them to communicate effectively in a more intimate way,” Grestreau said.
“They may be limited in what they can communicate in their own language.”
In the United Kingdom, where there are nearly 2 million people with limited fluency, English is the most common foreign language spoken, with Spanish being the second most common.
Chinese is spoken by more than 40 million people, but only about a quarter of that group have a native language, Gendreres said.
In China, the language used is not Mandarin but Cantonese.