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  Commonwealth English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commonwealth English is a collective term for the perceived standard English language used in the Commonwealth of Nations
Although Hiberno-English (Irish English) is listed as Commonwealth English, the Republic of Ireland is not a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, although Northern Ireland is a member, being part of the United Kingdom.
Although Hong Kong English is listed as Commonwealth English, since 1997 Hong Kong has not been a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, but a Special Administrative Region of China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commonwealth_English   (1062 words)

  
 Commonwealth of Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Commonwealth of Nations, usually known as The Commonwealth, is an association of 53 independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire.
As the Commonwealth grew, the United Kingdom and the pre-1945 Dominions (a term that was formally dropped in the 1940s) became informally known as the "Old Commonwealth", particularly in the 1960s onwards when some of them differed with poorer, Afro-Asian (or New Commonwealth) members over various issues at Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings.
Commonwealth membership was held to have lapsed until 1997, after racist provisions in the republican constitution were repealed and reapplication for membership made.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Commonwealth_of_Nations   (3779 words)

  
 Commonwealth of Nations - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Commonwealth of Nations, usually known as The Commonwealth, is an association of independent sovereign states, almost all of which are former territories of the British Empire.
As the Commonwealth grew, the United Kingdom and the pre-1945 Dominions (a term that was formally dropped in the 1940s) became informally known as the "Old Commonwealth", particularly in the 1960s onwards when some of them they differed with poorer, Afro-Asian members over various issues at Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings.
Commonwealth membership was held to have lapsed until 1997, after racialist provisions in the republican constitution were repealed and reapplication for membership made.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/c/o/m/Commonwealth_of_Nations_38fc.html   (3609 words)

  
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English argues he was acting within the power and authority conferred on him as a fugitive recovery agent by Code  19.2-149.
The evidence disclosed that English was a fugitive recovery agent who possessed a bail piece commanding the arrest and surrender of Terrence Adams, a fugitive on a warrant charging attempted murder.
English then told her he was a fugitive recovery agent and that she and her passenger were not connected with the person for whom he was looking.
www.courts.state.va.us /opinions/opncavtx/1487032.txt   (920 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search View - English Commonwealth and Protectorate
English Commonwealth and Protectorate, republican governments of England introduced after the English Civil War during the Interregnum (1649-1660).
The Commonwealth (1649-1653) was founded on the execution of Charles I in 1649, and was followed by the two Protectorates of Oliver Cromwell (1653-1658), and his son Richard Cromwell (1658-1659).
The Commonwealth was briefly revived (1659-1660), before the restoration of the monarchy in the person of Charles II in May 1660.
uk.encarta.msn.com /text_781532227__1/English_Commonwealth_and_Protectorate.html   (2988 words)

  
 Commonwealth - Gurupedia
While the term "commonwealth" has the same legal and economic meaning as "state," the four regions that chose to designate themselves commonwealths probably did so as a reference to the Commonwealth period in England, when that nation was not ruled by a
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act made it clear that the federation existed as a constitutional monarchy, with the federal state and the individual states each directly linked to the British monarch, and each of which possesses a representative of the Crown.
The commonwealth introduced a doctrine of religious tolerance, had its own parliament Sejm (although elections were restricted to the gentry or szlachta) and elected kings, who were bound to certain contracts Pacta conventa from the beginning of the reign.
www.gurupedia.com /c/co/commonwealth.htm   (673 words)

  
 Commonwealth English - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Commounwealthe Englishe, alsou knouwne as Englishey Englishe, is a variatioune of the English language spoken only by eduquated aristoucrates and best known fouer always adding 'u' after 'o'.
Commonwealth English, unlike other forms of English, is the only one that actually descended from Old English.
Modern Commonwealth English first began to take shape when Early Modern English was abolished by the king of England because, as everyone who has read Shakespeare knows, it is nothing more than unintelligible gibberish.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Commonwealth_English   (508 words)

  
 English language - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
English is also the most widely used language for young backpackers who travel across continents, regardless of whether it is their mother tongue or a secondary language.
English is also an important minority language of South Africa (South African English), and in several other former colonies and current dependent territories of the United Kingdom and the United States, for example Guam and Mauritius.
English is the most widely learned and used foreign language in the world, and as such, some linguists believe that it is no longer the exclusive cultural emblem of 'native English speakers', but rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures world-wide as it grows in use.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/English_language   (4629 words)

  
 english speaking countries
English is part of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European family of languages.
British colonialism in the 19th century and American capitalism and technological progress in the 20th century were undoubtely the main causes for the spread of English throughout the world.
English is spoken all over the Commonwealth either as a native or an official language, and the British monarch is the symbolic head of the association.
the_english_dept.tripod.com /esc.html   (1124 words)

  
 English language - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
English language is believed to have originated among the Huns in 107 BC.
A particularly nasty mutated version is known as US English, which was invented in the microsoft labs and is believed the most nasty and infectous strain (characterised by rampant "z" usage and missing "u"'s).
In English, the letters "gh" often represent the same sound as the letter "f." This is because "g" and "h" were jealous of "f," who comes before them in the alphabet.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/English_language   (698 words)

  
 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
The government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico shall be republican in form and its legislative, judicial and executive branches as established by this Constitution shall be equally subordinate to the sovereignty of the people of Puerto Rico.
The power of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to impose and collect taxes and to authorize their imposition and collection by municipalities shall be exercised as determined by the Legislative Assembly and shall never be surrendered or suspended.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico shall be the successor of the People of Puerto Rico for all purposes, including without limitation the collection and payments of debts and liabilities in accordance with their terms.
welcome.topuertorico.org /constitu.shtml   (6369 words)

  
 The Commonwealth - magazine - central - British Council - LearnEnglish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Commonwealth is active in a huge number of areas, including ecology, health and economics, providing and sharing information, training and expertise to further the aims of the organisation.
Commonwealth Day is held in the second week of March every year, where Commonwealth citizens, particularly children, have a chance to celebrate their friendship.
English around the world: English is the common language of the Commonwealth.
www.britishcouncil.org /learnenglish-central-magazine-commonwealth.htm   (578 words)

  
 English language
English is the most widely learned and used foreign language in the world, and as such, some linguists believe that it is no longer the exclusive cultural emblem of 'native English speakers', but rather a language that is absorbing aspects of cultures world-wide as it grows in use.
English is the language most often studied as a foreign language in Europe (32.6 per cent), followed by French, German, and Spanish.
English is noted for the vast size of its active vocabulary and its fluidity.
www.vetty.com /wpcd/wp/e/English_language.htm   (3752 words)

  
 Timeline - the English Commonwealth - 1649-53
England declared a "Commonwealth and free state", with the House of Commons as supreme authority in the land.
The Marquis of Argyll accepts the authority of the Commonwealth in Scotland and undertakes to live peaceably under the new government.
Battle of Portland: the English fleet regains command of the Channel.
www.british-civil-wars.co.uk /timelines/commonwealth.htm   (602 words)

  
 TobaccoReviews.com: Blend Detail: Samuel Gawith - Commonwealth Mixture
Commonwealth tastes like Penzance the way Duck tastes like chicken, both are bird shaped and made out of meat, but even my jaded palate finds a large distinction between the two.
I like Commonwealth a lot and it’s gotten rookie of the year in my rotation (I know, it’s not a rookie, my rotation is) but it’s not a Penzance shadow, not even made from the same stuff, not even cut the same.
Commonwealth doesn’t have the Orientals that Penzance does, in fact the only other latakia Virginia blend I have is the McClelland Syrian special (it’s something like that, I’m not going to dig up the tin to quote the name exactly).
www.tobaccoreviews.com /blend_detail.cfm?ALPHA=C&TID=1018   (5890 words)

  
 Commonwealth
The English army was unhappy with this decision.
Commonwealth's government governs the earth without buying and selling and thereby becomes a man of peace, and the restorer of ancient peace and freedom.
The Commonwealth hereby will be furnished with able and experienced men, fit to govern, which will mightily advance the honour and peace of our land, occasion the more watchful care in the education of children, and in time will make our Commonwealth of England the lily among the nations of the earth.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /STUcommonwealth.htm   (1259 words)

  
 Commonwealth English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Canada, the Commonwealth country with the largest native-born native-English-speaking population outside of Britain, is unique in that its standard vocabulary, idiom, and accent tend to coincide with that of neighbouring speakers in the United States far more than with those of Britain or the rest of the Commonwealth.
Although Hiberno-English (Irish English) is listed as Commonwealth English, the Republic of Ireland is not a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, but Northern Ireland is (as part of the United Kingdom).
Although Hong Kong English is listed as Commonwealth English, since 1997 Hong Kong is not a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, but a Special Administrative Region of China.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Commonwealth_English   (985 words)

  
 Standards of Learning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The goals of English education are to teach students to read and to prepare students to participate in society as literate citizens, equipped with the ability to communicate effectively in their communities, in the work place, and in postsecondary education.
Proficient use of the English language will enable students to explore and articulate the complex issues and ideas encountered in public and personal life.
English standards are organized by grade level because schools are typically organized by grade levels.
www.knowledge.state.va.us /main/sol/solview.cfm?curriculum_abb=E/W   (800 words)

  
 HOUSE BILL 2089 P.N. 2879   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
(8) The Commonwealth and its municipalities and the
English is hereby recognized as the official language of the
English or diminishing or ignoring the unifying role of English
www.legis.state.pa.us /WU01/LI/BI/BT/2005/0/HB2089P2879.HTM   (531 words)

  
 Commonwealth | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
The English noun Commonwealth dates originally from the fifteenth century.
Thus commonwealth originally meant a state governed for the common good as opposed to an authoritarian state governed for the benefit of a given class of owners.
British Commonwealth of Nations, former name of the Commonwealth of Nations
www.babylon.com /definition/Commonwealth   (141 words)

  
 Anglic
Crucially, the English of Scotland (sometimes called Lallands) diverged significantly from that of England before the separation of English and USAish: and it is significantly distinct from the Tudor-derived clade – as anyone reading Robbie Burns' poems in the original will realise.
While the spelling of the written forms of English exhibit a split which does run across from the educated form to the vernacular – separating the U.S.A. from the rest – this is just a consequence of spelling falling primarily under the control of the educated, even when writing in the vernacular.
While Educated English has become the international language of science and English has become the international language generally, the local variations in how English is spoken by the general population are separate from the variations in how it is spoken by the educated classes.
www.chaos.org.uk /~eddy/bits/anglic.html   (2221 words)

  
 Commonwealth Secretariat - Gender
The Commonwealth's vision is to work towards a world where women and men have equal rights and opportunities in all stages of their lives.
This meeting is of particular significance as it is being held five months prior to the Meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) in the same host country, which offers potential for bring women's issues and gender equality to the attention of Heads of Government.
Commonwealth believes that women and men must work together to build a better world.
www.thecommonwealth.org /gender   (392 words)

  
 commonwealth. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Certain states of the United States are known as commonwealths (Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Kentucky), and the federated states of Australia are known collectively as the Commonwealth of Australia.
The Commonwealth in English history was the government set up by the victorious army power following the English civil war and the execution (1649) of King Charles I. The Commonwealth was dominated from the outset by Oliver Cromwell, who by the Instrument of Government (1653) was made lord protector of the Commonwealth.
The subsequent government is usually known as the Protectorate, though the Commonwealth formally continued until Restoration in 1660.
www.bartleby.com /65/co/commonwe.html   (214 words)

  
 magazineUSA.com - US-POLITICS: Commonwealth versus State, a definition
The fact that the four commonwealth states are indeed a state and not a souvereign unit of some kind is established by their ratification of the Constitution respective the admittance into the Union.
Commonwealth in terms of one single state or country is defined as a community of people acting in common interest, resp.
Even when the modern Commonwealth has its roots in the British Commonwealth, which pooled under this name the countries belonging to the British Empire, it has nothing to do with a hierarchical system - all participating nations are self-governed, autonomic and demonstrate the ability to work together without 'borders'.
www.magazineusa.com /lv2/politics/i_commonwealth.asp   (454 words)

  
 Institute of Commonwealth Studies - Research - Degrees
The Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Foundation and CPSU are based in London and are the most important of the agencies bringing Commonwealth governments together on matters of common concern; there are in addition a host of non-governmental voluntary associations with Commonwealth concerns in the capital.
The School of Advanced Study is part of the University of London and was established on 1 August 1994, bringing together the specialised scholarship and resources of nine prestigious postgraduate research institutes to offer academic opportunities, facilities and cross-fertilisation over a wide range of subject fields in the humanities and social sciences.
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is located in the Bloomsbury precinct of the University of London, close to the University Library in Senate House, the other institutes for advanced study, many of the large multi-faculty schools of the University, the British Library and the British Museum.
commonwealth.sas.ac.uk /degrees.htm   (5276 words)

  
 Commonwealth
The program will stress English language development, fluency, and literacy to ensure equal access to the core curriculum for all students.
The Commonwealth faculty believes that each child is unique and important.
The Commonwealth faculty will work together as a team to promote the development of every child's maximum potential.
www.fsd.k12.ca.us /commonwealth/index.html   (114 words)

  
 A n g l o s p h e r e   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Nations comprising the Anglosphere share a common historical narrative in which the Magna Carta, the values of the English and American Bills of Rights, and such Common Law principles as trial by jury, presumption of innocence, "a man's home is his castle", and "a man's word is his bond" are taken for granted.
Thus persons or communities who happen to communicate or do business in English are not necessarily part of the Anglosphere, unless their cultural values have also come to share such values of the historical English-speaking civilization.
Network Commonwealth theory sees international collaboration as most effectively emerging through the construction of network commonwealth structures among groups of nations whose like characteristics permit close cooperation, and at the same time linking the various groups of nations together through inter-commonwealth ties.
www.anglosphereinstitute.org /record.jsp?type=pamphlet&ID=2   (1158 words)

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