B1048 – Indigenous Language Bill 2016

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    B1048 – Indigenous Language Bill 2016, TSR Socialist Party
    Indigenous Language Bill 2016



    A bill to allow for greater use and study of the indigenous languages of the United Kingdom.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
    Section 1: Definitions:
    (1) An Indigenous Language of the United Kingdom is any of the following:
    (1)(a) English,
    (1)(b) Welsh,
    (1)(c) an Irish Indigenous Language,
    (1)(d) Cornish,
    (1)(e) a Scottish Indigenous Language,
    (1)(f) Manx,
    (1)(g) Breton.

    (2) An Irish Indigenous Language is any of the following:
    (2)(a) Irish,
    (2)(b) Shelta.

    (3) A Scottish Indigenous Language is any of the following:
    (3)(a) Scots,
    (3)(b) Scottish Gaelic.

    Section 2: Replacement of other Indigenous GCSEs:
    (1) Welsh and Irish language GCSEs will be replaced with two Indigenous Language GCSEs, First and Second Language.
    (2) Pupils may study two of the aforementioned languages to an intermediate level, or one to an advanced.
    (3) First language pupils may study their first language as well as, if chosen, another.
    (4) If one language is chosen, pupils will take the Language and Literature GCSE in that language.
    (5) If two languages are chosen, pupils will take two Language GCSEs in the respective languages.(6) Common Brittonic and Cumbric literature may also be taken if a pupil chooses to do so.

    Section 3: Area of Application:
    (1) This GCSE may be studied, by choice, throughout the United Kingdom, so that all students may have access to our rich cultural history.
    (2) Schools in Celtic nations have to offer the respective Celtic language in their country and schools in England may choose to offer a Celtic language.

    Section 4: Commencement, short title, and extent:
    (1) This Act will come into effect immediately.
    (2) This Act extends to the entire United Kingdom.
    (3) This Act may be cited as the Indigenous Language Act 2016.
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    bi bo no no no. no no no.
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    Nay
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    Nay.
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    Notes, also I'll wait to see how the debate goes, doesn't seem too bad on first look
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    Aye. Preserving this country's culture can only be a good thing.
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    What is the point in section 3.1? Saying that the GCSEs can be studied by choice is redundant and offering the reasoning for the bill should go in the notes, not the legislation itself.

    (Original post by mobbsy91)
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    (Original post by the financier)
    what is the point in section 3.1? Saying that the gcses can be studied by choice is redundant and offering the reasoning for the bill should go in the notes, not the legislation itself.



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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    love that cat hehehehe
    I think we've found your spirit animal.
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    (Original post by Life_peer)
    I think we've found your spirit animal.
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    You might want to define the Celtic Nations. I was under the impression that they included Britanny which would be outside of the domain of the MHOC.

    It also appears to be quite a burden on these areas to require the teaching of what is quite an esoteric subject to be mandatory. Would it not be better to make it an optional subject? The subjects in question have few real life applications.

    If we are are to make a dead language compulsory, then surely it should be Latin which is a fantastic asset when learning the far more useful Romance languages.
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    Nay. Absolute waste of time, people would be learning language for language's sake. In a country where everyone speaks English and some people speak a second language, there's no good reason to learn the second language because it's totally redundant. Language is for communication. It is not, in and of itself, culture.
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    As much as I like the idea, I have a hard enough time understanding certain dialects as it is

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    Nay.

    Allowing the teaching of the Scottish, Welsh or Irish language does nothing but foster cultural identity in those regions, weakening the union.
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    I like the idea but no notes and its terribly difficult to implement. We should focus on bringing the standard of English up first.
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    Meh

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    I suppose the apparent conflict between 3.1 and 3.2 means that students in English schools that don't offer the courses will have the option to self-teach and take the test?

    Regardless, though this doesn't seem a terrible policy, I feel that the focus of the languages curriculum should be imparting the skills offered by the MFLs which will make our workforce more competitive and broaden their horizons in terms of understanding and appreciating the wider world. I agree with Rakas that this may help to foster nationalism within the United Kingdom rather than unionism .
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    A waste of school time. I also concur with Rakas21
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    I think it should be made clear that GCSE English is compulsory regardless of alternative languages taken on the side
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    bi bo no no no. no no no.
    (Original post by SoggyCabbages)
    Nay.
    y tho

    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    You might want to define the Celtic Nations. I was under the impression that they included Britanny which would be outside of the domain of the MHOC.

    It also appears to be quite a burden on these areas to require the teaching of what is quite an esoteric subject to be mandatory. Would it not be better to make it an optional subject? The subjects in question have few real life applications.

    If we are are to make a dead language compulsory, then surely it should be Latin which is a fantastic asset when learning the far more useful Romance languages.
    They’re not dead. Nothing would be compuslory, it’s as much of a choice as choosing PE at GCSE. If you read it closely, they are optional.

    Aye
 
 
 
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