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Renaissance of Multilingualism? German as a Language of Science and Scholarship


Mis à jour : 14 Jui 2010

By Arnd Zickgraf, science journalist and writer living in Bonn. Translated by Jonathan Uhlaner

Copyright: Goethe-Institut e. V., Online-Redaktion. June 2010

Against the backdrop of globalization, German is losing ground as a language of science and scholarship. Particularly in the natural sciences and engineering, it has lost prestige. Lest the German language become internationally irrelevant, a movement has now formed opposing the monopoly enjoyed by English. Among its proponents is the Goethe-Institut. What is the aim of this linguistic-political offensive? Read more...