Wednesday, July 18, 2007

German language is dying

Stefan Klein complains that the German language is on the verge of atrophy among scientists:
By now, English is the sole language used in lectures in 250 out of 1,976 advanced educational fields in Germany ("master's degree" programs). Should this development continue, it would mean certain death for German as a language of research.
German scientists speaking in Germany at a German conference to a mostly German audience will usually speak in English. He also complains about the difficulty in translating concepts like the "long-distance ghostly effect".

The trend is inevitable. English is the world's standard language.

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