Individualsspeaking the same language may sometimes confront cultural barriersto communication. One of the factors that may lead to individualsconfronting cultural barriers to communication even when they speakthe same language is misunderstanding. Misunderstandings can emergeamid individuals speaking the same language because people fromdifferent cultures may speak the same language, but attach differentmeanings to the words that they speak (McConnell,1993). This will automatically lead to a cultural barrier toeffective communication. Take, for instance, a person in Brazil andanother one in New York may use the term soon to mean different. Insuch a scenario, the two individuals can speak the same language, butthe interpretation or the meaning they attach to the word ‘soon’is different. This is due to the cultural difference amid the twoindividuals. Another factor that may lead to individuals speaking thesame language to confront a cultural barrier to communication is theidiolect. Individuals may speak the same language, but they may haveunique patterns in the use of words, or pronunciations. This mayhinder communication. In addition, individuals may speak the samelanguage, but the use of slang by these individuals may hindereffective communication.
Languagepatterns are exceedingly critical in understanding the world andenvironment that an individual is in. people from different culturesmay exhibit a certain language pattern, which may help them inunderstanding people from their own culture or people from differentcultures. One of the ways that language patterns may manifestthemselves in culturally specific thought processes entails thespoken phrases. The phrases that are spoken are critical since theycan trigger an action. Since they have the capacity of triggering anaction, they can be used in influencing the thought processes in agiven culture. Besides, the language patterns have the capacity ofinfluencing individuals in doing a certain action or engaging in acertain behavior. Thus, whatever an individual thinks of others in acertain culture, the language patterns can be used in influencingthese individuals to engage in whatever thought process that theythink of. For instance, through the use of deaf language pattern, onecan be in a position to influence another deaf person in engaging ina certain behavior or action since the language pattern have thecapacity of influencing the thought processes of the other deafperson. In addition, the language patterns can also be used incontrolling the actions of a person in a given culture.
Immigrationcan be critical to a country as well as bad to a country. One of thefunctions of immigration is that it helps in the integration of a newculture. This is an advantage to a country because, in this case, theimmigration may introduce a culture that is beneficial to thecountry. For instance, immigration may introduce a culture that mayhelp the country in earning more income. In such a scenario, thecountry is likely to benefit from the additional income brought bythe new culture. Besides, immigration may serve the function ofbringing in individuals that can provide labor to the industries.Immigration provides an opportunity for labor availability sinceindividuals that enter into the country can provide labor in thedifferent industries, which is a benefit to the country ofdestination. This is because the country is likely to seek labor frominside rather than outside its borders. However, although immigrationserves to benefit the country in these highlighted areas, it can bedysfunctional because it may lead to outsiders grabbing the only jobopportunities that may be available to the actual citizens of thecountry. This may have a negative impact on an economy that has highunemployment rates.
3.1The immigration policy has been a subject of policymakers since thefounding of the U.S. nation. The initial federal law limiting theimmigration qualitatively became enacted in 1875 (LeMay,2004). The Congress introduced the Immigration Service in 1891. TheCongress also introduced a new immigration policy in 1921 and laterrevised in 1924. In 1965, the Immigration and Nationality ActAmendments abolished the national-origins quota system and acategorical preference system became established. Later, theimmigration became restructured by the creation of the Department ofHomeland Security (DHS) in 2002 (LeMay,2004).
3.2The immigrants have provided labor in the different U.S. industries,a move that has benefited the U.S. economy. One of the benefits ofthe immigrant labor is that it has led to the growth of the U.S.economy immigrants are more willing than natives to move todifferent industries in the provision of labor, which contributesimmensely to the economy. Besides, immigrant labor reduces the wagerate, which favors the U.S. economy because the economy does not usea lot of resources in the provision of labor (Phelanet al, 2013).
3.3One of the strategies that can be used for an inclusive workforceentails encouraging the use of more than one language in theworkplace. This is critical in ensuring that people from differentcultures feel free in the workplace. Another strategy for inclusionin the workplace entails hiring individuals from different areas(Griffin,2007). This ensures that the workplace is inclusive.
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