Senator Pauline Hanson raised concerns about immigration and social cohesion, saying 'more than a million people' in Australia 'cannot speak English well or at all'. Let's look at the numbers.
FactCheck requested sources and comment from Senator Pauline Hanson to support her statement about the number of people in Australia who can't speak English "well or at all".
Northern dialects are actually close to original English – despite what southerners might say.
Journalists should mind their language.
'Some of us speak King’s English, some of us speak jive,' declares the lead character in Lee's powerful new film. And he wields the English language to devastating effect.
Concerns about non-English-speaking migrant populations leading to "parallel communities" are not well founded. Third-generation migrants are typically monolingual in English.
Britain can't keep relying on everyone else speaking English.
British colonial rule of Iraq led to some intriguing language swaps.
Having English as a common language can and does lead to problems.
But the British soon got the hang of profanity.
It would diminsh the value of Britain's multilingualism, promote a monolingual ideology and discriminate against speakers of other languages.
Africa's current situation has a parallel in European history - the Reformation and the changes it wrought in terms of language exceptionalism.
South Africa must be seen as a country for speakers of all its official languages rather than an English-only elite.
The world is becoming increasingly connected, but local accents still define who we are.
Perception of truth and lies changes between languages for bilingual speakers.
It's a multi-lingual effect.
In little more than a generation and a half we have become a more caring and inclusive society.
Do you wince at a mispronounced 'Moet'? Do you cringe at unintentional portmanteau words, like 'misunderestimated' or 'insinuendo'? You are not alone.
Using purpose-built English language tests for purposes other than what they were created to test reduces the validity of these tests.
The Mississippi is characterised in America as male, while the Indians see the Ganges as female.