Bilingual Person

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Bilingual Person

A person with the ability to speak two languages. In areas where two languages are common, bilingual persons are often paid more to do the same jobs as monolingual persons because they are able to service more customers with less difficulty.
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Counter to the industry trend toward downsizing and layoffs, Shore Mortgage, established in 1984, shows a consistent growth pattern and is seeking new employees including bilingual persons (Hispanic, Asian and others) to service its past, present and future clientele.
While it did implicitly recognize the connection between language and national origin, which is a position significantly more consistent with linguistic studies than the findings of other courts have been,(20) the Sandoval court's passive acceptance of the Ninth and Fifth Circuits' decisions suggests that bilingual persons will continue to have uncertain claims for relief under the civil rights laws.
The significance of this trend is that it treats unlike cases alike, unjustly lumping fully bilingual persons with those who have only basic communication skills in secondary languages.
Chapter 13 provides an excellent, short overview about how, for bilingual individuals, a test in English can become an English test (though these fail to acknowledge the corollary: For bilingual persons, a test in Spanish can become a Spanish test).
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